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SWEET-TALK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sweet-talk mean? 

SWEET-TALK (verb)
  The verb SWEET-TALK has 1 sense:

1. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

  Familiarity information: SWEET-TALK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWEET-TALK (verb)


Sense 1sweet-talk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

blarney; cajole; coax; inveigle; sweet-talk; wheedle; palaver

Context example:

He palavered her into going along

Hypernyms (to "sweet-talk" is one way to...):

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sweet-talk"):

soft-soap (persuade someone through flattery)

browbeat; bully; swagger (discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Sentence example:

They sweet-talk him into writing the letter


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