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palaver

noun

1 palaver

Flattery intended to persuade.

synonyms: blandishment, cajolery.

Roget 696: council, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Lat.], court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.    senate, senatus [Lat.], parliament, ... show more

Roget 588: conversation, interlocution; collocution, colloquy, converse, confabulation, talk, discourse, verbal intercourse; oral communication, commerce; dialogue, duologue, trialogue.    ... show more

Roget 517: meaninglessness, unmeaningness etc. adj.; scrabble.    empty sound, dead letter, vox et praeterea nihil [Lat.]; a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing;" sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal.   " nonsense, utter nonsense, gibberish; ... show more

Dutch: hielenlikkerij, mooipraterij, ophemeling, pluimstrijkerij, vleierij



2 palaver

Loud and confused and empty talk.

synonyms: empty talk, empty words, hot air, rhetoric.

Roget 582: speech, faculty of speech; locution, talk, parlance, verbal intercourse, prolation, oral communication, word of mouth, parole, palaver, prattle; effusion.    oration, ... show more

Dutch: palaver
Polish: gadanina, gadulstwo

verb

1 palaver

Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.

synonyms: blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, piffle, prate, prattle ... show more.

Roget 588: talk together, converse, confabulate; hold on a conversation, carry on a conversation, join in a conversation, engage in a conversation; put in a word; shine in conversation; bandy words; parley; palaver; chat, gossip, ... show more

Roget 584: be loquacious etc. adj.; talk glibly, pour forth, patter; prate, palaver, prose, chatter, prattle, clack, jabber, jaw; ... show more

Dutch: fantaseren, ratelen

2 palaver

Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering:
— He palavered her into going along.

synonyms: blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle.

Dutch: vleien, verleiden, overhalen, lubben, meelokken, strikken

3 palaver

Have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds.


Moby thesaurus: absurdity, accents, adulate, adulation, advise with, affair, amphigory, audience, babble, babblement, balderdash, bargain, bargaining, bargaining session, bavardage, beslobber, beslubber, bibble-babble, blab, blabber ... show more.

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