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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blandish mean? 

  The verb BLANDISH has 1 sense:

1. praise somewhat dishonestly

  Familiarity information: BLANDISH used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1blandish [BACK TO TOP]


Praise somewhat dishonestly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


blandish; flatter

Hypernyms (to "blandish" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "blandish"):

soft-soap (use flattering talk on somebody)

adulate (flatter in an obsequious manner)

stroke (treat gingerly or carefully)

bootlick; fawn; kotow; kowtow; suck up; toady; truckle (try to gain favor by cringing or flattering)

brown-nose; butter up (flatter with the intention of getting something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

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