V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) a discussion or conference, especially between enemies; (v.) to discuss or negotiate, especially with an enemy

Synonyms: (n.) conference, negotiation, discourse, discussion, forum, (v.) discuss, arbitrate, settle, negotiate, talk


Tips: Parley is derived from the French parler, which means "to speak." Parley means "to discuss" or, in the noun form, refers to the discussion itself. Do not confuse parley with its homonym parlay.

Usage Examples:

The two leaders are set to parley this weekend, in hopes of reaching a trade agreement. (talk, negotiate) verb

Negotiations ended after one representative walked out of the parley. (conference, discussion) noun

We have scheduled a parley with the client for two o'clock this afternoon. (negotiation, conference, discussion) noun

I would prefer to parley this matter ourselves, rather than battle it out in court. (discuss, arbitrate, settle) verb

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