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parley

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of parley

  1. 1 a meeting featuring a group discussion held a parley to debate the proposed change in the town's zoning laws Synonyms colloquy, conference, council, panel, panel discussion, forum, powwow, round-robin, roundtable, seminar, symposiumRelated Words colloquium; caucus, town meeting; assembly, conclave, congregation, congress, consistory, convention, convocation, synod; debate, deliberation; brainstorming; chat room, newsgroup

  2. 2 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue can we meet for an informal parley to see if we can effect a compromise? Synonyms argument, argumentation, argy-bargy [chiefly British], back-and-forth, colloquy, confab, confabulation, conference, consult, consultation, council, counsel, debate, deliberation, dialogue (also dialog), give-and-take, palaver, discussion, talkRelated Words bull session, chat room, forum, meeting, powwow, roundtable, seminar, skull session (also skull practice), symposium, talkathon; chat, conversation, rap, words; discourse, disquisition; bargaining, consultancy, negotiation, pourparler


parley

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of parley

  1. to exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem in an effort to win the goodwill of the locals, the developers parleyed with them before finalizing plans for the massive mall Synonyms advise, confab, confabulate, consult, counsel, confer, powwow, treatRelated Words argue, bandy, bat (around), chew over, debate, deliberate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), kick around, moot, palaver, talk, talk over, ventilate; rehash; coach, guide, tutor; recommend, suggest; direct, refer (to)



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