Blandish



to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole:
They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate.
to use flattery or cajolery.
Historical Examples

Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump; Herbert George Wells
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith
George Cruikshank’s Omnibus George Cruikshank
The Heiress; John Burgoyne
The Heiress; John Burgoyne
George Cruikshank’s Omnibus George Cruikshank
The Heiress; John Burgoyne
Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump; Herbert George Wells
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith
Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump; Herbert George Wells

verb
(transitive) to seek to persuade or influence by mild flattery; coax
v.

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