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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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blan•dish•ment(ˈblæn dɪʃ mənt)
Often, blandishments. something, as an action or speech, that tends to entice.
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|Noun||1.||blandishment - flattery intended to persuade|
flattery - excessive or insincere praise
|2.||blandishment - the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery|
enticement, temptation - the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"
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