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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kohks]
    • /koʊks/
    • /kəʊks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohks]
    • /koʊks/

Definitions of coaxed word

  • verb with object coaxed to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused. 1
  • verb with object coaxed to obtain by coaxing: We coaxed the secret from him. 1
  • verb with object coaxed to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort: He coaxed the large chair through the door. 1
  • verb with object coaxed Obsolete. to fondle. to fool; deceive. 1
  • verb without object coaxed to use gentle persuasion. 1
  • noun coaxed Persuade (someone) gradually or by flattery to do something. 1

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Origin of coaxed

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; v. use of cokes fool (now obsolete), perhaps variant of coxcomb

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Parts of speech for Coaxed


coaxed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for coaxed

adjective coaxed

  • urged — to push or force along; impel with force or vigor: to urge the cause along.

Antonyms for coaxed

verb coaxed

  • discouraged — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.
  • repelled — to drive or force back (an assailant, invader, etc.).
  • disenchanted — to rid of or free from enchantment, illusion, credulity, etc.; disillusion: The harshness of everyday reality disenchanted him of his idealistic hopes.
  • disgusted — to cause loathing or nausea in.
  • pleased — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?

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