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Soft PersuasionPlay
The verb 'coax' means persuading someone softly and kindly, not forcefully or directly. SlideHe coaxed her into going for a walk by mentioning the lovely weather.
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Patient MethodPlay
'Coax' implies patience in convincing someone, often over a period of time. SlideShe coaxed her grandfather into trying the new technology through months of gentle encouragement.
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Emotional TouchPlay
Using 'coax' often suggests a caring or loving tone behind the persuasion. SlideThe mother coaxed her child to eat vegetables by making them into fun shapes.