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soft–soap

transitive verb \ˈsf(t)-ˈsōp\

: to try to persuade (someone) to do something by using praise, kind words, etc.

Full Definition of SOFT-SOAP

:  to soothe or persuade with flattery or blarney
soft–soap·er \-ˌsō-pər\ noun

First Known Use of SOFT-SOAP

1840

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