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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Instead of coaxing us to understand our own culpability in eating up the everything, the album adds to the empty stuffing that makes us all fat and miserable.
This internal battle is made up of the little fights we face every day: the ones tempting us to beat that red light just this once; the ones coaxing us to cross streets in areas that should not be crossed; the ones telling us that no harm could come out of leaving our trash anywhere, anytime; the ones saying it's OK to cut lines.
Our Plaid Cymru councillors Neil McEvoy and Lisa Ford and their helpers delivered leaflets coaxing us to vote as well as giving us much useful information.
When coming out of the shop I felt something was missing--there were no vendors outside the shops coaxing us to buy their merchandise as they do back home.
Rather, he'd poke at each of us, coaxing us to enlarge our own circles.
By placing Paul's words to the Ephesians between these two texts, the folks who bring us the lectionary are coaxing us to see the inclusion of the Gentiles as something God was about this whole time.
And the author feels that the international media play a role in "coaxing us to one or the other" (ibid.).