verb[with object] archaic
Coax (someone) with kind words or flattery: I was blandishing her with imprudences to get her off the subject
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of blandish in:
- The US English dictionary