Palavered
Palaver Pa*la"ver, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Palavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palavering}.] To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully. [1913 Webster]

Palavering the little language for her benefit. --C. Bront['e] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • palavered — pa·lav·er || pÉ™ lævÉ™(r) / lɑːv n. idle or foolish chatter; flattery; conference between two parties (especially meetings between explorers and native officials) v. chatter idly; flatter; confer, negotiate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Palaver — Pa*la ver, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Palavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palavering}.] To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully. [1913 Webster] Palavering the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palavering — Palaver Pa*la ver, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Palavered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palavering}.] To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver; to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully. [1913 Webster] Palavering… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palaver — I. noun Etymology: Portuguese palavra word, speech, from Late Latin parabola parable, speech Date: 1735 1. a. a long parley usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication b. conference, discussion 2. a. idle talk b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palaver — palaverer, palaverist, n. palaverment, n. palaverous, adj. /peuh lav euhr, lah veuhr/, n., v, palavered, palavering. n. 1. a conference or discussion. 2. a long parley, esp. one between primitive natives and European traders, explorers, colonial… …   Universalium

  • sweet-talk — verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering He palavered her into going along • Syn: ↑wheedle, ↑cajole, ↑palaver, ↑blarney, ↑coax, ↑inveigle • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • pa|lav´er|er — pa|lav|er «puh LAV uhr, LAH vuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a parley or conference, especially between European traders or travelers and people of other cultures, whose customs required the formal exchange of compliments, gifts, and other ritual,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pa|lav|er — «puh LAV uhr, LAH vuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a parley or conference, especially between European traders or travelers and people of other cultures, whose customs required the formal exchange of compliments, gifts, and other ritual, before the… …   Useful english dictionary

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