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blandish

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Verb (transitive)
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blan=dish

CIDE DICTIONARY

blandishv. t. [OE. blaundisen, F. blandir, fr. L. blandiri, fr. blandus mild, flattering.].
  •  To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make agreeable and enticing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mustering all her wiles,
    With blandished parleys.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

blandish, v.tr. flatter; coax, cajole.

Etymology
ME f. OF blandir (-ISH(2)) f. L blandiri f. blandus soft, smooth

THESAURUS

blandish

adulate, advocate, allure, apply pressure, bait, bait the hook, banter, be hypocritical, beguile, beset, besiege, beslobber, beslubber, blarney, bug, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, cant, charm, coax, compliment, con, conceit, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, dun, ensnare, entice, exert pressure, exhort, fawn upon, flatter, flirt, flirt with, give lip service, give mouth honor, give the come-on, high-pressure, importune, insist, insist upon, inveigle, jawbone, lead on, lobby, lure, make fair weather, mouth, nag, nag at, offer bait to, oil the tongue, palaver, pester, plague, play the hypocrite, plead with, ply, praise, press, pressure, push, recommend, reek of piety, render lip service, rope in, seduce, slobber over, snivel, snuffle, soft-soap, suck in, sweet-talk, tease, urge, wheedle, woo, work on

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