soft-soap


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soft-soap

(sôft′sōp′, sŏft′-)
tr.v. soft-soaped, soft-soap·ing, soft-soaps Informal
To flatter in order to gain something; cajole.

soft′-soap′er n.

soft-soap


Past participle: soft-soaped
Gerund: soft-soaping

Imperative
soft-soap
soft-soap
Present
I soft-soap
you soft-soap
he/she/it soft-soaps
we soft-soap
you soft-soap
they soft-soap
Preterite
I soft-soaped
you soft-soaped
he/she/it soft-soaped
we soft-soaped
you soft-soaped
they soft-soaped
Present Continuous
I am soft-soaping
you are soft-soaping
he/she/it is soft-soaping
we are soft-soaping
you are soft-soaping
they are soft-soaping
Present Perfect
I have soft-soaped
you have soft-soaped
he/she/it has soft-soaped
we have soft-soaped
you have soft-soaped
they have soft-soaped
Past Continuous
I was soft-soaping
you were soft-soaping
he/she/it was soft-soaping
we were soft-soaping
you were soft-soaping
they were soft-soaping
Past Perfect
I had soft-soaped
you had soft-soaped
he/she/it had soft-soaped
we had soft-soaped
you had soft-soaped
they had soft-soaped
Future
I will soft-soap
you will soft-soap
he/she/it will soft-soap
we will soft-soap
you will soft-soap
they will soft-soap
Future Perfect
I will have soft-soaped
you will have soft-soaped
he/she/it will have soft-soaped
we will have soft-soaped
you will have soft-soaped
they will have soft-soaped
Future Continuous
I will be soft-soaping
you will be soft-soaping
he/she/it will be soft-soaping
we will be soft-soaping
you will be soft-soaping
they will be soft-soaping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soft-soaping
you have been soft-soaping
he/she/it has been soft-soaping
we have been soft-soaping
you have been soft-soaping
they have been soft-soaping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soft-soaping
you will have been soft-soaping
he/she/it will have been soft-soaping
we will have been soft-soaping
you will have been soft-soaping
they will have been soft-soaping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soft-soaping
you had been soft-soaping
he/she/it had been soft-soaping
we had been soft-soaping
you had been soft-soaping
they had been soft-soaping
Conditional
I would soft-soap
you would soft-soap
he/she/it would soft-soap
we would soft-soap
you would soft-soap
they would soft-soap
Past Conditional
I would have soft-soaped
you would have soft-soaped
he/she/it would have soft-soaped
we would have soft-soaped
you would have soft-soaped
they would have soft-soaped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.soft-soap - persuade someone through flattery
blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle, palaver - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
2.soft-soap - use flattering talk on somebody
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly
Translations

soft-soap

[ˌsɒftˈsəʊp] VTdar coba a

soft-soap

[ˌsɒftˈsəʊp] vt (fam) → dare del sapone a, lusingare
References in classic literature ?
Martin, after a few instructions, sorted the great heaps of soiled clothes, while Joe started the masher and made up fresh supplies of soft-soap, compounded of biting chemicals that compelled him to swathe his mouth and nostrils and eyes in bath- towels till he resembled a mummy.
Martin washed woollens that day, by hand, in a large barrel, with strong soft-soap, by means of a hub from a wagon wheel, mounted on a plunger-pole that was attached to a spring-pole overhead.
If there is Pardew will only answer to hand-picked journalists who will ask the soft-soap questions on a night when there will be questions one way or another regarding the club's intentions in the League Cup.
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But director Scott Hicks (Shine) has chosen to concentrate on the soft-soap aspects of a war veteran walking into the life of someone who appears to be the world's unluckiest woman.
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ONE of the more amusing moments this week was seeing the New York developer Donald Trump arrive in the Hebrides - his mother's birthplace - to soft-soap unimpressed locals as he tries to persuade Aberdeen planners they need his new golf course.
Indeed, they go to enormous lengths to flatter, soft-soap and generally to prostrate them-selves before their constituents.
JEFF KING has never been one for soft-soap fairytales and, watching from home on television, he would not have cared two hoots about being the party-pooper as Goodenough Mover beat veteran Astrac in the race named after Anabel King's record-breaker on Friday night.
LaBute probably empathizes with Byatt's 19th-century poet Randolph Henry Ash (Jeremy Northam), a tortured fool for love who is able to soft-soap intelligent women despite the "soft-core misogyny" of his poetry.
No amount of soft-soap could convince the 23-year-old from Edgbaston that staff at Fitness First on the city's Hagley Road followed normal procedures and checked the club premises before closing the venue at 10pm on Monday night.