- (business) A tactic to resist hostile takeover, in which the target company sells discounted stock to a friendly third party.
- Persuasion based on positive rather than negative effects.
- To persuade.
2000, January 2, “Howard Manly”, in Tuning in Memories: Channel Surfing Comes With a Hefty Price Tag:
- Major League Baseball whitemailed ESPN into paying a lot more, and the only thing we can be assured of is that the same old products and announcers will come in clearer in 2000 thanks to digital technology.
- (ironic) Of a white person: to carry out blackmail.
1973, January 1, Avenging "Whitemail":
- Sweating heavily under the hot lights, he started off with a diatribe against British policy toward Uganda, especially London's recent decision to cancel a $24 million aid program, which Amin dismissed as "whitemailing."