Synonyms and related words:
adulate, advocate, allure, apply pressure, bait, bait the hook, banter, be hypocritical, beguile, beset, besiege, beslobber, beslubber, blarney, bug, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, cant, charm, coax, compliment, con, conceit, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, dun, ensnare, entice, exert pressure, exhort, fawn upon, flatter, flirt, flirt with, give lip service, give mouth honor, give the come-on, high-pressure, importune, insist, insist upon, inveigle, jawbone, lead on, lobby, lure, make fair weather, mouth, nag, nag at, offer bait to, oil the tongue, palaver, pester, plague, play the hypocrite, plead with, ply, praise, press, pressure, push, recommend, reek of piety, render lip service, rope in, seduce, slobber over, snivel, snuffle, soft-soap, suck in, sweet-talk, tease, urge, wheedle, woo, work on

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  • Blandish — Blan dish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blandished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blandishing}.] [OE. blaundisen, F. blandir, fr. L. blandiri, fr. blandus mild, flattering.] 1. To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blandish — index coax, inveigle, persuade, pressure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • blandish — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. blandiss , prp. stem of blandir to flatter, caress, from L. blandiri flatter, soothe, caress, coax, from blandus (see BLAND (Cf. bland)). OED reports it rare in 17c., 18c. Related: Blandished; blandishing …   Etymology dictionary

  • blandish — wheedle, cajole, *coax Analogous words: allure, charm, bewitch, captivate (see ATTRACT): *lure, entice, seduce: beguile, delude (see DECEIVE) Contrasted words: constrain, oblige, coerce, compel, *force: drive, impel (see MOVE): *intimidate, cow,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • blandish — [blan′dish] vt., vi. [ME blandishen < OFr blandiss , extended stem of blandir, to flatter < L blandiri, to flatter < BLAND] to flatter or coax in persuading; cajole blandisher n. blandishingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • blandish — /ˈblændɪʃ / (say blandish) verb (t) to treat flatteringly; coax; cajole. {Middle English blaundysh(en), from Old French blandiss , stem of blandir, from Latin blandīre flatter} –blandisher, noun …  

  • blandish — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French blandiss , stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus mild, flattering Date: 14th century transitive verb to coax with flattery ; cajole intransitive verb to act or speak in a flattering… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blandish — blandisher, n. blandishingly, adv. /blan dish/, v.t. 1. to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole: They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate. v.i. 2. to use flattery or cajolery. [1350 1400; ME blandisshen < AF, MF… …   Universalium

  • blandish — verb a) to persuade someone by using flattery; to cajole b) to praise someone dishonestly; to flatter or butter up …   Wiktionary

  • blandish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. coax, cajole. See flattery. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery: cajole, coax, honey, wheedle. Informal: soft soap, sweet talk.… …   English dictionary for students

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