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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and cajoling

Usage examples (11)
  • Verb (used with object) : He coaxed her to sing, but she refused. ,We coaxed the secret from him. ,He coaxed the large chair through the door
  • He was “a great coaxer of stories; whatever was there that was any good, he would find it.”
  • .38 Colt's was incentive enough to make him stop and then he shoved her over and gave her a little steam -- just a coaxer.
  • That old pony had a sly, artful eye and a way of shaking his head that was tricky -- and try to catch him loose on the prairie with a bucket of oats as a coaxer! for more
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