HyperDic: palaver

English > 5 senses of the word palaver:
VERBcommunicationpalaver, chatter, piffle, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabblespeak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
communicationpalaver, wheedle, cajole, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigleinfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
communicationpalaverhave a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds
NOUNcommunicationpalaver, blandishment, cajoleryflattery intended to persuade
communicationpalaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoricloud and confused and empty talk
English > palaver: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningflattery intended to persuade.
Synonymsblandishment, cajolery
Broaderflatteryexcessive or insincere praise
Spanishadulación, coba, lisonja, zalamería
Catalanengalipada, magarrufa, xerrameca
Verbspalaverinfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
English > palaver: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningLoud and confused and empty talk.
Synonymshot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric
Broadernonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokumA message that seems to convey no meaning / meaning
Spanishcharlatanería, palabrería
Catalanclaca, xerrameca
Verbspalaverspeak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
English > palaver: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningspeak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymschatter, piffle, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble
Narrowerbabble, blather, smatter, blether, blitherTo talk / talk foolishly
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Spanishcharlar, cotillear, disparatar, garlar, parlotear
Catalandesbarrar, garlar, parlotejar, xerrar
Nounspalaverloud and confused and empty talk
English > palaver: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningInfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
Example"He palavered her into going along"
Synonymswheedle, cajole, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle
Narrowerbrowbeat, bully, swaggerdiscourage or frighten with threats / threats or a domineering manner
soft-soappersuade someone through flattery
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishcamelar, convencer, engatusar
Nounspalaverflattery intended to persuade
English > palaver: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningHave a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue palaver; Sam wants to palaver with Sue
Broaderparleydiscuss, as between enemies

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