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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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.