Is it commercially powerful enough or creatively influential enough to coax editors into staying?
Foremost in his mind is how to disband the militias and coax the guns from young fighters.
It took but ten days for DSCC head Chuck Schumer to coax Kay Hagan into a change of heart.
1580s, originally in slang phrase to make a coax of, from earlier noun coax, cox, cokes "a fool, ninny, simpleton" (1560s); modern spelling is 1706. Origin obscure, perhaps related to cock (n.1). Related: Coaxed; coaxing.