Coax vs Dragoon - What's the difference?

coax | dragoon |


As verbs the difference between coax and dragoon

is that coax is (obsolete) to fondle, kid, pet, tease while dragoon is to force someone into doing something; to coerce.

As nouns the difference between coax and dragoon

is that coax is (obsolete) a simpleton; a dupe or coax can be while dragoon is (lb) a horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.

coax

English

Etymology 1

originally (1586) in the slang phrase to make a coax of , from earlier noun coax, cox, cokes "fool, simpleton", itself of obscure origin, perhaps related to cock (male bird, pert boy). The modern spelling is from 1706.

Verb

  • (obsolete) To fondle, kid, pet, tease.
  • To wheedle, persuade (a person, organisation, animal etc.) gradually or by use of flattery to do something.
  • * , chapter=6
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=She was so mad she wouldn't speak to me for quite a spell, but at last I coaxed her into going up to Miss Emmeline's room and fetching down a tintype of the missing Deacon man.}}
  • * 12 July 2012 , Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • On paper, Continental Drift boasts a jaw-dropping voice cast, including but not limited to Jennifer Lopez, Patrick Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Alan Tudyk. But in practice, the overstuffed ensemble leaves the cast no room to distinguish themselves, and directors Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier don’t seem interested in coaxing performances that might render their money stars less identifiable.
  • To carefully manipulate into a particular desired state, situation or position.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame.}}
    Synonyms
    * (persuade gradually) cajole, persuade, wheedle * (manipulate carefully into position) ease

    Noun

    (es)
  • (obsolete) A simpleton; a dupe.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)

    Etymology 2

    Shortened from coaxial

    Noun

    (coaxial cable) (es)
  • References

    * [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=coax&searchmode=none]

    Anagrams

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    dragoon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (lb) A horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.
  • *
  • *:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon ; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
  • A carrier of a dragon musket.
  • A variety of pigeon.
  • :(Clarke)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
  • Anagrams

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