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Adjective: coaxing  kowk-sing
  1. Pleasingly persuasive or intended to persuade
    "a coaxing and obsequious voice";
    - ingratiatory
Noun: coaxing  kowk-sing
  1. Flattery designed to gain favour
    - blarney, soft soap [informal], sweet talk [informal], taffy [N. Amer, informal]
Verb: coax  kowks
  1. Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    "He coaxed her into going along";
    - wheedle, cajole, palaver [informal, rare], blarney, sweet-talk [informal], inveigle

Derived forms: coaxings

See also: persuasive, suasive [rare]

Type of: flattery, persuade

Encyclopedia: Coax