Definition: to persuade in a gentle manner
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): cajole, beseech, sweet talk
Antonym(s): coerce, bully
1. Have your tried using breadcrumbs to coax the bird out of your house?
2. With a little sweet talk, Anne can coax her stingy husband into buying her a nice piece of jewelry.
3. By working extra hours, I hope to coax my boss into giving me a raise.