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Verb (transitive)


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]


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

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



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