One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Coax (someone) with kind words or flattery.‘I was blandishing her with imprudences to get her off the subject’
flattering, complimentary, highly favourable, commendatory, enthusiastic, glowing, appreciative, praising, worshipping, worshipful, reverential, lionizing, blandishing, acclamatory, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, fulsomeView synonyms
- ‘They are thriving, sleeping and dreaming in that inner mammalian world, while their carrier lies by my side, when she's not blandishing me for food scraps.’
Middle English: from Old French blandiss-, lengthened stem of blandir, from Latin blandiri, from blandus ‘soft, smooth’.
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