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tr.v. soft-soaped, soft-soap·ing, soft-soaps Informal
To flatter in order to gain something; cajole.
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Past participle: soft-soaped
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|Verb||1.||soft-soap - persuade someone through flattery|
|2.||soft-soap - use flattering talk on somebody|
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