soft-soap - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] informal 

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present tense
I/you/we/theysoft-soap
he/she/itsoft-soaps
present participlesoft-soaping
past tensesoft-soaped
past participlesoft-soaped
  1. to be nice to someone when you want them to do something for you

derived word

soft-soap

 

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noun [uncountable]