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blandish

blan·dish

blandish

 
pronunciation:
blaen dihsh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blandished, blandishes, blandishing
definition: to convince or coax with flattery; cajole.
No matter how much he blandished the boss, there was no chance of his getting a promotion.
similar words:
wheedle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to use flattery to convince or coax; cajole.
derivations: blandishingly (adv.), blandisher (n.)