Definitions for: Coax
[n] a transmission line for high-frequency signals
[v] influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
Webster (1913) Definition: Coax (?; 110), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coaxed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Coaxing.] [Cf. OE. cokes fool, a person easily imposed
upon, W. coeg empty, foolish; F. coquin knave, rogue.]
To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or
fondling; to wheedle; to soothe.
Syn: To wheedle; cajole; flatter; persuade; entice.
A simpleton; a dupe. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
Synonyms: blarney, cajole, coax cable, coaxial cable, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle
See Also: browbeat, bully, cable, ethernet cable, line, persuade, soft-soap, swagger, sway, transmission line
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Famous Quotes Containing Coax:
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.-- Hesiod (Greek Poet)
I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility.-- Christopher Eccleston (English Actor)
Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.-- William Bennett (American Politician)
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