Antonyms of coax :
Examples of usage:
Johnson knew, at times, how to coax without sincerity as well as to abuse without justice. "Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace", Anna Seward.
If he could make her admit that he would coax a great deal more. "A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia", Amanda Minnie Douglas.
She recognized the figure as that of John Corliss, and she wondered why he was on foot and evidently trying to coax a stray horse toward him. "Sundown Slim", Henry Hubert Knibbs.