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Noun palaver has 2 senses
- blandishment, cajolery, palaver - flattery intended to persuade
--1 is a kind of flattery
- 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
Verb palaver has 3 senses
- 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
- 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
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
- palaver - have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds
--3 is one way to parley
Sam and Sue palaver
Sam wants to palaver with Sue