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.
So instead of tapping into spare capacity, Uber had to coax new capacity into being.
He tried to coax the distraught girl out of silence, inquiring about her school and family life, but her replies were clipped.
I'm a widower man, so there'll be nobody to coax it out of me.
coax him to let you teach him—and bear with him if he should sing out of tune.
Lady Carwitchet was in ecstasies and tried to coax me into joining.
Yates gathered some fuel, and managed to coax the dying embers into a blaze.
Nora was singing, too, which meant that he could coax a little and get in her way.
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.