implies even more strongly the use of subtle flattery or craftily artful behavior in gaining one's ends
suggests the use of flattery or other blandishments
suggests repeated attempts to persuade someone to do something and implies the use of soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.
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Alex concocted this ridiculous trip to coax Katie to come back to Houston.
He believed that the Union could be saved without a war, and that a policy of delay would prevent the secession of the border states, which in turn would gradually coax their more southern neighbours back into their proper relations with the Federal government.
We must have taken a half hour trying to coax him back.