blandishment blandishment  /b ˈlæn dɪʃ mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) flattery intended to persuade
  2. (n) the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Thus far, the Greek clergy have resisted Russian blandishment, and remained loyal to their own church, but Greek Orthodox supporters are bracing for trouble.
  2. Now the Jap has turned to a policy of blandishment.
  3. Harold Arlen classic handled with blandishment and no blare.

Quotes

  • Mr Zwick said: "My grandfather always told me that charity was always best done in private, and this notion of a charitable contribution as a blandishment to wear diamonds is the creation of a new trope in our culture, I think it's the charitable...
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Edward Zwick Source: ITV.com

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