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blan·dish

 (blăn′dĭsh)
tr.v. blan·dished, blan·dish·ing, blan·dish·es
To coax by flattery or wheedling; cajole.

[Middle English blandishen, from Old French blandir, blandiss-, from Latin blandīrī, from blandus, flattering; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

blan′dish·er n.
blan′dish·ment n.
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blandish

(ˈblændɪʃ)
vb
(tr) to seek to persuade or influence by mild flattery; coax
[C14: from Old French blandir from Latin blandīrī]
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blan•dish

(ˈblæn dɪʃ)
v.t.
1. to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole.
v.i.
2. to use flattery or cajolery.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French blandiss-, long s. of blandir < Latin blandīrī to soothe, flatter. See bland, -ish 2]
blan′dish•er, n.
blan′dish•ing•ly, adv.
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blandish


Past participle: blandished
Gerund: blandishing

Imperative
blandish
blandish
Present
I blandish
you blandish
he/she/it blandishes
we blandish
you blandish
they blandish
Preterite
I blandished
you blandished
he/she/it blandished
we blandished
you blandished
they blandished
Present Continuous
I am blandishing
you are blandishing
he/she/it is blandishing
we are blandishing
you are blandishing
they are blandishing
Present Perfect
I have blandished
you have blandished
he/she/it has blandished
we have blandished
you have blandished
they have blandished
Past Continuous
I was blandishing
you were blandishing
he/she/it was blandishing
we were blandishing
you were blandishing
they were blandishing
Past Perfect
I had blandished
you had blandished
he/she/it had blandished
we had blandished
you had blandished
they had blandished
Future
I will blandish
you will blandish
he/she/it will blandish
we will blandish
you will blandish
they will blandish
Future Perfect
I will have blandished
you will have blandished
he/she/it will have blandished
we will have blandished
you will have blandished
they will have blandished
Future Continuous
I will be blandishing
you will be blandishing
he/she/it will be blandishing
we will be blandishing
you will be blandishing
they will be blandishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blandishing
you have been blandishing
he/she/it has been blandishing
we have been blandishing
you have been blandishing
they have been blandishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blandishing
you will have been blandishing
he/she/it will have been blandishing
we will have been blandishing
you will have been blandishing
they will have been blandishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blandishing
you had been blandishing
he/she/it had been blandishing
we had been blandishing
you had been blandishing
they had been blandishing
Conditional
I would blandish
you would blandish
he/she/it would blandish
we would blandish
you would blandish
they would blandish
Past Conditional
I would have blandished
you would have blandished
he/she/it would have blandished
we would have blandished
you would have blandished
they would have blandished
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blandish - praise somewhat dishonestlyblandish - praise somewhat dishonestly    
soft-soap - use flattering talk on somebody
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
adulate - flatter in an obsequious manner
stroke - treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
bootlick, kotow, toady, truckle, kowtow, fawn, suck up - try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
brown-nose, butter up - flatter with the intention of getting something
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blandish

verb
1. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery:
Informal: soft-soap, sweet-talk.
2. To compliment excessively and ingratiatingly:
Informal: soft-soap, sweet-talk.
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Translations

blandish

[ˈblændɪʃ] VTengatusar, halagar
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blandish

vtschönreden (+dat)
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References in classic literature ?
She neither languished nor blandished. No feminine lures were wasted on him.
have already been considered for us" from a standardised (and thus blandished and familiar) set of aesthetic and pragmatic values.