blandish

  • 1 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]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 blandish — index coax, inveigle, persuade, pressure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 blandish — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. blandiss , prp. stem of blandir to flatter, caress, from L. blandiri flatter, soothe, caress, coax, from blandus (see BLAND (Cf. bland)). OED reports it rare in 17c., 18c. Related: Blandished; blandishing …

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  • 4 blandish — wheedle, cajole, *coax Analogous words: allure, charm, bewitch, captivate (see ATTRACT): *lure, entice, seduce: beguile, delude (see DECEIVE) Contrasted words: constrain, oblige, coerce, compel, *force: drive, impel (see MOVE): *intimidate, cow,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 blandish — [blan′dish] vt., vi. [ME blandishen < OFr blandiss , extended stem of blandir, to flatter < L blandiri, to flatter < BLAND] to flatter or coax in persuading; cajole blandisher n. blandishingly adv …

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  • 6 blandish — /ˈblændɪʃ / (say blandish) verb (t) to treat flatteringly; coax; cajole. {Middle English blaundysh(en), from Old French blandiss , stem of blandir, from Latin blandīre flatter} –blandisher, noun …

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  • 7 blandish — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French blandiss , stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus mild, flattering Date: 14th century transitive verb to coax with flattery ; cajole intransitive verb to act or speak in a flattering… …

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  • 8 blandish — blandisher, n. blandishingly, adv. /blan dish/, v.t. 1. to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole: They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate. v.i. 2. to use flattery or cajolery. [1350 1400; ME blandisshen < AF, MF… …

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  • 9 blandish — verb a) to persuade someone by using flattery; to cajole b) to praise someone dishonestly; to flatter or butter up …

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  • 10 blandish — Synonyms and related words: adulate, advocate, allure, apply pressure, bait, bait the hook, banter, be hypocritical, beguile, beset, besiege, beslobber, beslubber, blarney, bug, buttonhole, cajole, call on, call upon, cant, charm, coax,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 blandish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. coax, cajole. See flattery. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery: cajole, coax, honey, wheedle. Informal: soft soap, sweet talk.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 blandish — blan·dish || blændɪʃ v. gently persuade; flatter …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 blandish — [ blandɪʃ] verb archaic coax with kind words or flattery. Origin ME: from OFr. blandiss , blandir, from L. blandiri, from blandus soft, smooth …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 blandish — v flatter, cajole, wheedle, coax, Inf. sweet talk, Inf. soft soap; praise, overpraise, compliment, puff up, inflate [s.o. s] ego, butter [s.o.] up, humor, indulge, pamper; fawn on, curry favor with, Sl. fall all over, toady to, truckle to, Sl.… …

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  • 15 blandish — blan·dish …

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  • 16 blandish — blan•dish [[t]ˈblæn dɪʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to coax or influence by gentle flattery; cajole 2) to use flattery or cajolery • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < AF, MF blandiss , long s. of blandir < L blandīrī to soothe, flatter. See bland, ish… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 blandish — v.tr. flatter; coax, cajole. Etymology: ME f. OF blandir ( ISH(2)) f. L blandiri f. blandus soft, smooth …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Pas d'orchidées pour miss Blandish (film) — Pour le roman, voir Pas d orchidées pour miss Blandish. Pas d orchidées pour miss Blandish (The Grissom Gang) est un film américain réalisé par Robert Aldrich, sorti en 1971. Il s agit de l adaptation du roman éponyme de James Hadley Chase, Pas d …

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  • 19 Pas d'orchidée pour Miss Blandish — Pas d orchidées pour miss Blandish (The Grissom Gang) est un film américain réalisé par Robert Aldrich, sorti en 1971. Synopsis Une bande de petits malfrats en manque d argent veut voler le collier de la riche héritière Miss Brandish. Mais leur… …

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  • 20 Pas d'orchidée pour miss Blandish — Pas d orchidées pour miss Blandish (The Grissom Gang) est un film américain réalisé par Robert Aldrich, sorti en 1971. Synopsis Une bande de petits malfrats en manque d argent veut voler le collier de la riche héritière Miss Brandish. Mais leur… …

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