from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To coax or cajole with flattery.
- intransitive v. To use flattery.
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- v. To flatter
- v. To persuade using flattery
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
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I stood firmly on the side of the landowners, no matter who tried to sweet-talk me or guilt me into changing my stance.
And many Muslims were duped by his sweet-talk and pinned their hopes on this man to lift the oppression from them.
She returned before landing to again sweet-talk him into giving her a tip.
It took a lengthy series of pleas, assurances and sweet-talk from the Bangladeshi government to get the Saudis to withdraw the ban.
Hair salons often sweet-talk their customers into buying expensive hair-care products they don't need.
But despite using a terrible pick-up line, Sam managed to sweet-talk Quinn into a duet of "Lucky," which won them the competition and a first date at Breadsticks.
Tony was the kind of guy, I guessed, who could sweet-talk parents until they stretched the curfew, reassuring them that their daughter would be in good hands.
Watching the zombie-fied Vince try to sweet-talk a vapid caricature of a Vanity Fair reporter is only microscopically more interesting than watching Half-Turtle blossom into a restaurant entrepreneur.
A series of e-mail conversations he held with top commanders in 2004 -- and that were made public by Cambio magazine last year -- indicate that Morris tried to sweet-talk them in order to get an interview with a famous hostage the group was then holding, Ingrid Betancourt.
Abramoff "could sweet-talk a dog off a meat truck," he says at one point.
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