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coaxing

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coaxing

verb
present participle of coax

Synonyms & Antonyms of coaxing (Entry 2 of 2)

to get (someone) to do something by gentle urging, special attention, or flattery
  • trying to coax their father into taking them on a ski trip, the teens mentioned what a great skier he is

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“Coaxing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/coaxing. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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