coax (someone or something) to (do something)

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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 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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The simplest way to bond your coax to the rest of the house is to run the cables through a grounding block, and then run a wire from the block to the grounding electrode (ground rod) or other qualifying grounding connection point.
"In the studies we've done for our customers, the miniX decreases the PhyFlex cost per subscriber by more than 55 percent, while leveraging existing coax to deliver fiber speed without new fiber construction.
We pulled coax to the closets and connected it to the Lynx hubs, and from there everything was distributed on CAT 5."
HSC uses coax to deliver video between its new buildings, but uses CAT 5 for distribution within the buildings.