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blandishment

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blan=dish=ment

CIDE DICTIONARY

blandishmentn. [Cf. OF. blandissement.].
     The act of blandishing; a word or act expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart; soft words and artful caresses; cajolery; allurement.  [1913 Webster]
    "Cowering low with blandishment."  [1913 Webster]
    "Attacked by royal smiles, by female blandishments."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

blandishment, n. (usu. in pl.) flattery; cajolery.

THESAURUS

blandishment

adulation, agacerie, allure, allurement, appeal, artful endearments, attraction, attractiveness, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishments, blarney, bunkum, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, captivation, caress, charisma, charm, charmingness, coaxing, come-hither, compliment, conning, dunning, enchantment, endearment, engagement, enlistment, enthrallment, enticement, entrapment, exhortation, eyewash, fair words, fascination, fawning, flattery, flirtation, forbidden fruit, glamour, grease, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, hortation, importunateness, importunity, incense, inducement, interest, inveiglement, invitation, jawboning, lobbying, magnetism, nagging, oil, palaver, pat, persuasion, pestering, plaguing, plying, praise, preaching, preachment, pressing, pressure, pretty lies, sales talk, salesmanship, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, selling, sex appeal, snaring, snow job, soap, soft soap, soft words, solicitation, suasion, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, tantalization, teasing, temptation, urgency, urging, wheedling, winning ways, winsomeness, witchery, wooing, working on

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Motive

N motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action, reason, ground, call, principle, by end, by purpose, mainspring, primum mobile, keystone, the why and the wherefore, pro and con, reason why, secret motive, arriere pensee, intention, inducement, consideration, attraction, loadstone, magnet, magnetism, magnetic force, allectation, allective, temptation, enticement, agacerie, allurement, witchery, bewitchment, bewitchery, charm, spell, fascination, blandishment, cajolery, seduction, seducement, honeyed words, voice of the tempter, song of the Sirens forbidden fruit, golden apple, persuasibility, persuasibleness, attractability, impressibility, susceptibility, softness, persuasiveness, attractiveness, tantalization, influence, prompting, dictate, instance, impulse, impulsion, incitement, incitation, press, instigation, provocation, inspiration, persuasion, suasion, encouragement, advocacy, exhortation, advice, solicitation, lobbyism, pull, incentive, stimulus, spur, fillip, whip, goad, ankus, rowel, provocative, whet, dram, bribe, lure, decoy, decoy duck, bait, trail of a red herring, bribery and corruption, sop, sop for Cerberus, prompter, tempter, seducer, seductor, instigator, firebrand, incendiary, Siren, Circe, agent provocateur, lobbyist, impulsive, motive, suasive, suasory, persuasive, persuasory, hortative, hortatory, protreptical, inviting, tempting suasive, suasory, seductive, attractive, fascinating, provocative, induced, disposed, persuadable, spellbound, instinct with, smitten with, infatuated, inspired, by, because, therefore, from this motive, from that motive, for this reason, for that reason, for, by reason of, for the sake of, count of, out of, from, as, forasmuch as, for all the world, on principle, fax mentis incendium gloriae, temptation hath a music for all ears, to beguile many and be beguiled by one.

Endearment

N endearment, caress, blandishment, blandiment, panchement, fondling, billing and cooing, dalliance, necking, petting, sporting, sparking, hanky-panky, caressing, embrace, salute, kiss, buss, smack, osculation, deosculation, amorous glances, courtship, wooing, suit, addresses, the soft impeachment, lovemaking, serenading, caterwauling, flirting, flirtation, gallantry, coquetry, true lover's knot, plighted love, love tale, love token, love letter, billet-doux, valentine, honeymoon, Strephon and Chloe, caressing, sighing like furnace, love-sick, spoony, caressed, faint heart neer won fair lady, kisses honeyed by oblivion.

Flattery

N flattery, adulation, gloze, blandishment, blandiloquence, cajolery, fawning, wheedling, captation, coquetry, obsequiousness, sycophancy, flunkeyism, toadeating, tuft- hunting, snobbishness, incense, honeyed words, flummery, bunkum, buncombe, blarney, placebo, butter, soft soap, soft sawder, rose water, voice of the charmer, mouth honor, lip homage, euphemism, unctuousness, flattering, adulatory, mealy-mouthed, honey-mouthed, honeyed, smooth, smooth-tongued, soapy, oily, unctuous, blandiloquent, specious, fine-spoken, fair spoken, plausible, servile, sycophantic, fulsome, courtierly, courtier-like, ad captandum.


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