Definition of parley
- The government refused to parley with the rebels.
in an effort to win the goodwill of the locals, the developers parleyed with them before finalizing plans for the massive mall
held a parley to debate the proposed change in the town's zoning laws
can we meet for an informal parley to see if we can effect a compromise?
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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