America has spent tens of billions of dollars in a basically futile effort to coax Islamabad into clamping down on the Taliban.
Is it commercially powerful enough or creatively influential enough to coax editors into staying?
So instead of tapping into spare capacity, Uber had to coax new capacity into being.
Foremost in his mind is how to disband the militias and coax the guns from young fighters.
Miraculously, the Humvee was still running, and Boyd was able to coax it back to base.
I'm a widower man, so there'll be nobody to coax it out of me.
“I had the hardest work to coax her to come to-night,” went on Cora.
Lady Carwitchet was in ecstasies and tried to coax me into joining.
The boy's eyes were dead when they looked at her and her smile did not coax him to her.
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.