Origin of blandishMiddle English blandishen from Old French blandiss-, extended stem of blandir, to flatter from Classical Latin blandiri, to flatter from bland
Getting a classmate to do your assignment by telling them what an excellent student they are is an example of to blandish.
transitive verbblan·dished, blan·dish·ing, blan·dish·es
Origin of blandishMiddle English blandishen from Old French blandir blandiss- from Latin blandīrī from blandus flattering ; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present blandishes, present participle blandishing, simple past and past participle blandished)
From Middle English blandishen, from Middle French blandir, from Latin blanditia (“flattery, coaxing”)