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coax (someone or something) in(to) (something)

1. To convince or persuade a person or animal to enter something. It takes the promise of many songs and books to coax my kids into going to bed. Good luck coaxing the cat into her carrier—she's been hiding under the bed ever since she heard the word "vet."
2. To convince or persuade a person or animal to do something. Come on, see if you can coax her into dancing for us—I hear she's a trained ballroom dancer. Good luck coaxing the cat into going to the vet—she's been hiding under the bed ever since she heard the word "vet."
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coax (someone or something) out of (something)

1. To convince or persuade a person or animal to exit something. Right, like I can coax a teenage boy out of bed before noon on a Saturday! Good luck coaxing the cat out of her carrier at the vet—she's already shaking in terror.
2. To convince or persuade a person or animal to relinquish something. I can't believe I coaxed this vintage lamp out of the guy at the yard sale for only $3! Good luck coaxing the cat out of her favorite seat in the house.
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coax (someone or something) to (do something)

To convince or persuade a person or animal to do something. Come on, see if you can coax her to dance for us—I hear she's a trained ballroom dancer. Good luck coaxing the cat to give up her favorite seat in the house.
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coax (someone or an animal) in (to something)

 
1. to urge or persuade someone or an animal to go into something. We coaxed the lion into the cage with fresh meat. The teacher coaxed the child into the kindergarten classroom.
2. to urge or persuade someone or an animal into doing something. We coaxed her into singing for us. Janet coaxed the dog into sitting up and begging.
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coax (someone or an animal) out of something

 
1. to urge or persuade someone or an animal to give something up. He almost wouldn't sell it, but I coaxed him out of it. I coaxed the cat out of the canary it was holding in its mouth.
2. to urge or persuade someone or an animal to come out of something. She coaxed the puppy out of the carton. Janet coaxed the child out of the closet with a promise of a piece of cake.
See also: coax, of, out

coax someone to do something

to urge someone to do something. The kids coaxed her to let them go swimming. Can I coax you to try some of this pie?
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CWave enables IPTV functionality for High Definition content located anywhere in the home to be shared throughout the home using the existing coax backbone with wireless connectivity in each room from the same chipset.
CWave will be featured in the industry's first demonstration of simultaneous operation of 1394 and Ethernet supported devices over shared coax and wireless media.
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