Blandish definition

blăndĭsh
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The definition of blandish means to talk someone into something with flattery.

Getting a classmate to do your assignment by telling them what an excellent student they are is an example of to blandish.

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To coax by flattery or wheedling; cajole.
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To flatter or coax in persuading; cajole.
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To persuade someone by using flattery; to cajole.
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To praise someone dishonestly; to flatter or butter up.
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Origin of blandish

  • Middle English blandishen from Old French blandir blandiss- from Latin blandīrī from blandus flattering mel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English blandishen, from Middle French blandir, from Latin blanditia (“flattery, coaxing”)

    From Wiktionary