Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.
v. sweet-talked, sweet-talk·ing, sweet-talks Informal
To coax or cajole with flattery.
To use flattery.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Informal. cajolery; flattery.
1. to use cajoling words on; flatter.v.i.
2. to use cajoling words.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: sweet-talked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||sweet-talk - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"|
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
soft-soap - persuade someone through flattery
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
verb (Informal) persuade, coax, beguile, flatter, tempt, mislead, manoeuvre, seduce, entice, dupe, cajole, chat up, wheedle, palaver, inveigle, soft-soap (informal), blandish He even tried to sweet-talk the policewoman who arrested him.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Informal. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
sweet-talk[ˈswiːttɔːk] VT → engatusar, camelar
to sweet-talk sb into doing sth → engatusar or camelar a algn para que haga algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005