blandish

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From Middle English blandishen, from Middle French blandir, from Latin blanditia (flattery, coaxing)

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blandish (third-person singular simple present blandishes, present participle blandishing, simple past and past participle blandished)

  1. (transitive) To persuade someone by using flattery; to cajole.
  2. (transitive) To praise someone dishonestly; to flatter or butter up.

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