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synonyms for soft-soaping

  • activate
  • breed
  • bring about
  • cause
  • coax
  • convince
  • engender
  • generate
  • lead to
  • motivate
  • persuade
  • produce
  • promote
  • prompt
  • urge
  • abet
  • actuate
  • bulldoze
  • cajole
  • draw
  • effect
  • get
  • goose
  • impel
  • incite
  • influence
  • instigate
  • make
  • move
  • occasion
  • press
  • procure
  • soft-soap
  • squeeze
  • steamroll
  • sway
  • sweet-talk
  • wheedle
  • argue into
  • bring around
  • draw in
  • get up
  • give rise to
  • prevail upon
  • sell one on
  • set in motion
  • suck in
  • talk into
  • twist one's arm
  • win over

antonyms for soft-soaping

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  • destroy
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • kill
  • prevent
  • stop
  • delay
  • deter
  • fail
  • impede
  • leave alone
  • lose
  • repel
  • stay
  • hinder
  • tell the truth
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How to use soft-soaping in a sentence

And once more, she found herself desiring to be like Janet--not only in appearance, but in soft manner and tone.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
A few small rocks of some soft stone may be added, and in between these the Ferns are planted.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The delicious soft rains set in early, promising a good grain year.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Not a zephyr ruffled the leaf of a rose, and a soft breathing fragrance bathed his reposing senses.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
A child's preference for the mother's singing is, perhaps, a half reminiscence of the soft-low tones of the lullaby.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The patch of soft green that I knew for the cottonwoods Rutter had spoken of drew my roving gaze whether I would or no.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Her eyes were not nearly as soft as they had been, while she picked up the hanging folds of pink cloth, and went on.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
He walked about, stumbling over sticks and stones and stumps, sometimes falling down on soft moss, and again on the hard ground.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
It was soft and pliable, and of such a texture that it could be washed easier than anything else, either paper or cloth.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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