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palaver

 
Noun palaver has 2 senses
  1. blandishment, cajolery, palaver - flattery intended to persuade
    --1 is a kind of flattery
    Derived form: verb palaver2
  2. palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric - loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"
    --2 is a kind of nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum
    Derived form: verb palaver1
Verb palaver has 3 senses
  1. chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    --1 is one way to talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Derived form: noun palaver2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
    --2 is one way to persuade
    Derived form: noun palaver1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
  3. palaver - have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds
    --3 is one way to
    parley
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue palaver
    Sam wants to palaver with Sue
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