AskDefine | Define blandish

Dictionary Definition

blandish v : praise somewhat dishonestly [syn: flatter] [ant: disparage]

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English

Etymology

From blandishen < < blanditia

Verb

  1. to persuade someone by using flattery; to cajole
  2. to praise someone dishonestly; to flatter or butter up

Derived terms

Synonyms, Antonyms 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, compliment, con, conceit, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, dun, ensnare, entice, exert pressure, exhort, fawn upon, flatter, flirt, flirt with, give lip service, give mouth honor, give the come-on, high-pressure, importune, insist, insist upon, inveigle, jawbone, lead on, lobby, lure, make fair weather, mouth, nag, nag at, offer bait to, oil the tongue, palaver, pester, plague, play the hypocrite, plead with, ply, praise, press, pressure, push, recommend, reek of piety, render lip service, rope in, seduce, slobber over, snivel, snuffle, soft-soap, suck in, sweet-talk, tease, urge, wheedle, woo, work on
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