Day-49 (Blandish)

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Word:
Blandish

Status:
Verb (intransitive)

Meaning:
To act or speak in a flattering or coaxing manner.

Sentences:
1) I was blandishing her to get her off the subject.
2) She blandished the boy into doing her own work.

Origin:
Middle English, from Angol-French blandiss-, stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri which means 'flattering'.

First use:
14th century

Synonyms:
coax, blarney, cajole, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle

Antonyms:
bug, harass, pester, tease

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