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COAX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coax mean? 

COAX (noun)
  The noun COAX has 1 sense:

1. a transmission line for high-frequency signals

  Familiarity information: COAX used as a noun is very rare.


COAX (verb)
  The verb COAX has 1 sense:

1. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

  Familiarity information: COAX used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COAX (noun)


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Meaning:

A transmission line for high-frequency signals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

coax; coax cable; coaxial cable

Hypernyms ("coax" is a kind of...):

cable; line; transmission line (a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coax"):

ethernet cable (any of several types of coaxial cable used in ethernets)


COAX (verb)


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Meaning:

Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sweet-talk; inveigle; coax; cajole; blarney; wheedle; palaver

Context example:

He palavered her into going along

Hypernyms (to "coax" is one way to...):

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "coax"):

soft-soap (persuade someone through flattery)

browbeat; bully; swagger (discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Sentence example:

They coax him into writing the letter


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