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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.]
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(tr) to seek to persuade or influence by mild flattery; coax
[C14: from Old French blandir from Latin blandīrī]
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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]
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Past participle: blandished
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|Verb||1.||blandish - 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"
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1. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery:
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