sweet-talk


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sweet-talk

(swēt′tôk′)
v. sweet-talked, sweet-talk·ing, sweet-talks Informal
v.tr.
To coax or cajole with flattery.
v.intr.
To use flattery.

sweet-talk

vb
to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)
n
cajolery; coaxing

sweet′ talk`


n.
Informal. cajolery; flattery.
[1925–30]

sweet′-talk`



v.t. Informal.
1. to use cajoling words on; flatter.
v.i.
2. to use cajoling words.
[1925–30]

sweet-talk


Past participle: sweet-talked
Gerund: sweet-talking

Imperative
sweet-talk
sweet-talk
Present
I sweet-talk
you sweet-talk
he/she/it sweet-talks
we sweet-talk
you sweet-talk
they sweet-talk
Preterite
I sweet-talked
you sweet-talked
he/she/it sweet-talked
we sweet-talked
you sweet-talked
they sweet-talked
Present Continuous
I am sweet-talking
you are sweet-talking
he/she/it is sweet-talking
we are sweet-talking
you are sweet-talking
they are sweet-talking
Present Perfect
I have sweet-talked
you have sweet-talked
he/she/it has sweet-talked
we have sweet-talked
you have sweet-talked
they have sweet-talked
Past Continuous
I was sweet-talking
you were sweet-talking
he/she/it was sweet-talking
we were sweet-talking
you were sweet-talking
they were sweet-talking
Past Perfect
I had sweet-talked
you had sweet-talked
he/she/it had sweet-talked
we had sweet-talked
you had sweet-talked
they had sweet-talked
Future
I will sweet-talk
you will sweet-talk
he/she/it will sweet-talk
we will sweet-talk
you will sweet-talk
they will sweet-talk
Future Perfect
I will have sweet-talked
you will have sweet-talked
he/she/it will have sweet-talked
we will have sweet-talked
you will have sweet-talked
they will have sweet-talked
Future Continuous
I will be sweet-talking
you will be sweet-talking
he/she/it will be sweet-talking
we will be sweet-talking
you will be sweet-talking
they will be sweet-talking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sweet-talking
you have been sweet-talking
he/she/it has been sweet-talking
we have been sweet-talking
you have been sweet-talking
they have been sweet-talking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sweet-talking
you will have been sweet-talking
he/she/it will have been sweet-talking
we will have been sweet-talking
you will have been sweet-talking
they will have been sweet-talking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sweet-talking
you had been sweet-talking
he/she/it had been sweet-talking
we had been sweet-talking
you had been sweet-talking
they had been sweet-talking
Conditional
I would sweet-talk
you would sweet-talk
he/she/it would sweet-talk
we would sweet-talk
you would sweet-talk
they would sweet-talk
Past Conditional
I would have sweet-talked
you would have sweet-talked
he/she/it would have sweet-talked
we would have sweet-talked
you would have sweet-talked
they would have sweet-talked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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
browbeat, bully, swagger - discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

sweet-talk

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.

sweet-talk

verb
1. Informal. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery:
Informal: soft-soap.
2. Informal. To compliment excessively and ingratiatingly:
Informal: soft-soap.
Translations

sweet-talk

[ˈswiːttɔːk] VTengatusar, camelar
to sweet-talk sb into doing sthengatusar or camelar a algn para que haga algo
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