1. [syn: flatter, blandish]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. To make agreeable and enticing.
Mustering all her wiles,
With blandished parleys. --Milton.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: praise somewhat dishonestly [syn: flatter, blandish]
[ant: belittle, disparage, pick at]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "blandish":
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