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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To coax or cajole with flattery.
  • intransitive v. To use flattery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To flatter
  • v. To persuade using flattery

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

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