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parley

par·ley

parley

 
 
pronunciation:
par li
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a discussion, esp. between opponents or enemies, as to establish terms of truce.
The general called for a parley to discuss a truce.
synonyms:
negotiation
similar words:
colloquy, dialogue, discussion, palaver, powwow, summit, talk
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: parleyed, parleying, parleys
definition: to engage in a discussion with an opponent or enemy, as to arrange a truce.
The leaders parleyed but neither were satisfied with the other's terms.
synonyms:
negotiate
similar words:
confer, deliberate, palaver, talk, talk turkey
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to build on or take advantage of (something) so that it becomes something greater or yields a desired object.
He parleyed his good looks and charm into a successful career as an actor.She parleyed her idea into a national chain of salons.
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