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blandish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  make  agreeable  and  enticing. 
 
  Mustering  all  her  wiles,  With  blandished  parleys. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blandish 
  v  :  praise  somewhat  dishonestly  [syn:  {flatter}]  [ant:  {disparage}] 




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