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English noun: palaver

1. palaver (communication) flattery intended to persuade


Synonymsblandishment, cajolery


Broader (hypernym)flattery

2. palaver (communication) loud and confused and empty talk


SamplesMere rhetoric.


Synonymsempty talk, empty words, hot air, rhetoric


Broader (hypernym)bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality


English verb: palaver

1. palaver (communication) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly


Synonymsblab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter

2. palaver (communication) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering


SamplesHe palavered her into going along.


Synonymsblarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)persuade


Narrower (hyponym)browbeat, bully, soft-soap, swagger

3. palaver (communication) have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds


ExamplesSam and Sue palaver, Sam wants to palaver with Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)parley









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