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Coax vs. Incite

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Coaxverb

(obsolete) To fondle, kid, pet, tease.

Inciteverb

(transitive) To stir up or excite; to rouse or goad into action.

‘The judge was told by the accused that his friends had incited him to commit the crime.’;

Coaxverb

To wheedle, persuade (a person, organisation, animal etc.) gradually or by use of flattery to do something.

‘He coaxed the horse gently into the trailer.’;

Inciteverb

To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.

‘Anthiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set before him the greatness of the Romans.’; ‘No blown ambition doth our arms incite.’;

Coaxverb

To carefully manipulate into a particular desired state, situation or position.

‘They coaxed the rope through the pipe.’;

Inciteverb

give an incentive for action;

‘This moved me to sacrifice my career’;

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Coaxnoun

(obsolete) A simpleton; a dupe.

Inciteverb

provoke or stir up;

‘incite a riot’; ‘set off great unrest among the people’;

Coaxnoun

form of Shortened form|coaxial cable

Inciteverb

urge on; cause to act;

‘They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window’;

Coaxverb

To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe.

Inciteverb

encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour)

‘they conspired to incite riots’;

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Coaxnoun

A simpleton; a dupe.

Inciteverb

urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way

‘he incited loyal subjects to rebellion’;

Coaxnoun

a transmission line for high-frequency signals

Coaxverb

influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering;

‘He palavered her into going along’;

Coaxverb

gently and persistently persuade (someone) to do something

‘the trainees were coaxed into doing boring work’; ‘he was coaxing me to walk a bit further’; ‘‘Come on now,’ I coaxed’;

Coaxverb

obtain something from (someone) by gentle and persistent persuasion

‘we coaxed our fare money out of my father’; ‘coaxing more speed from the car’;

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Coaxverb

arrange (something) carefully into a particular shape or position

‘her lovely hair had been coaxed into ringlets’;

Coaxnoun

coaxial cable.

Coaxadjective

coaxial

‘coax connectors’;

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