Pronunciation: (kōks),[key] —v.t. 1. to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused. 2. to obtain by coaxing: We coaxed the secret from him. 3. to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort: He coaxed the large chair through the door. 4. Obs. a. to fondle.
b. to fool; deceive.