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Definition 1: loud and confused and empty talk - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where palaver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mere rhetoric

Synonyms for palaver in the sense of this definition

(palaver is a kind of ...) a message that seems to convey no meaning

Definition 2: flattery intended to persuade - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for palaver in the sense of this definition

(palaver is a kind of ...) excessive or insincere praise

Definition 3: have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds - [verb of communication]

(palaver is a kind of ...) discuss, as between enemies

Definition 4: influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering - [verb of communication]

Samples where palaver or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He palavered her into going along

Synonyms for palaver in the sense of this definition

(palaver is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of palaver ) persuade someone through flattery

(... is a kind of palaver ) discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Definition 5: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for palaver in the sense of this definition

(palaver is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

(... is a kind of palaver ) to talk foolishly

"The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

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