soft–soap

play
verb \ˈsȯf(t)-ˈsōp\

Definition of soft–soap

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to soothe or persuade with flattery or blarney

soft–soaper

play \-ˌsō-pər\ noun

1840

First Known Use of soft–soap

1840


SOFT–SOAP Defined for English Language Learners

soft–soap

play
verb \ˈsȯf(t)-ˈsōp\

Definition of soft–soap for English Language Learners

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

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