Translation of coax in Spanish:

coax

Pronunciation: /kəʊks/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to coax sb/sth into -ing I coaxed the child into going to bed convencí al niño para que se acostara I coaxed the engine into starting/the animal into the cage con paciencia logré que el motor arrancara/que el animal se metiera en la jaulato coax sb to + infinitive/infinitivo she coaxed them to eat con paciencia intentó que comieran to coax sth from o out of sb sonsacarle* algo a algn I managed to coax an answer/the information out of her logré sonsacarle una respuesta/la información a coaxing voice/smile una voz/sonrisa persuasiva
    More example sentences
    • This year I was coaxed into starting my holiday baking early.
    • He was coaxed into a reading and soon found himself studying with an acting coach, having his long hair cut to marine length for the part.
    • After the fighting ended, he hid in the jungle for two years before he was coaxed into surrendering.

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