blandish


blan·dish

verb \ˈblan-dish\

Definition of BLANDISH

transitive verb
:  to coax with flattery :  cajole
intransitive verb
:  to act or speak in a flattering or coaxing manner
blan·dish·er noun

Examples of BLANDISH

  1. <blandished her into doing their work for them by complimenting her shamelessly>

Origin of BLANDISH

Middle English, from Anglo-French blandiss-, stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus mild, flattering
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BLANDISH

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