I feel like I'm coaxing the flavors out of whatever I'm cooking if I invest a little time to do it right.
This may even come to be a way of coaxing Vietnam into greater democracy.
Mondavi also realized the value of coaxing trophy names from Bordeaux into opening wineries in Napa.
She hypnotized Cory with her free spirit, freer hair, and asinine name, coaxing him out of his shell and into love with her.
But soon he began documenting his entire life, recording dinner parties, conversations, and coaxing his wife into bed.
The parsons appear to be the main tools in this coaxing scheme.
A trail of coaxing calls and offers followed Florent as he passed along.
"You look like a prince in it, Mr. Lint," pretty Rachel said, coaxing him with her beady black eyes.
"You can do what you like with me, with your coaxing and woaxing," said Nancy.
He tried to make it up by coaxing words, and kissed the little hand, but the child was shy of him, and crept under Noémi's shawl.
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.