Blandishing
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To make agreeable and enticing. [1913 Webster]

Mustering all her wiles, With blandished parleys. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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