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.


Coax, n.
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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