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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Beginning at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Arthur actively worked with playwright and director to both shape and fully realize the material, coaxing one to reexamine the written word and the other to re-think the interpretive design.