Synonyms for parley

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pahr-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɑr li

Définition of parley

Origin :
  • "conference, speech," especially with an enemy, mid-15c., from Middle French parlée, from fem. past participle of Old French parler "to speak" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *paraulare, from Late Latin parabolare "to speak (in parables)," from parabola "speech, discourse," from Latin parabola "comparison" (see parable).
  • noun negotiation
Example sentences :
  • To begin with, Mrs Merdle is the lady you had the parley with at what's-his-name place.'
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Each door and barrier, too, was guarded by soldiers, with whom the brothers had to parley.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Do you two get on as fast as you can and leave us to the parley.
  • Extract from : « The House Under the Sea » by Sir Max Pemberton
  • Don't you be listening to a woman's parley, for it's all nonsense.
  • Extract from : « The House Under the Sea » by Sir Max Pemberton
  • The servant, after some parley, led him through the house and out at the back door.
  • Extract from : « England, Picturesque and Descriptive » by Joel Cook
  • There can be no parley, no compromise with the evil thing for which Germany fights.
  • Extract from : « England and Germany » by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • I may want to parley, and any other messenger from Ruiz, the outlaw, would have his throat cut.'
  • Extract from : « A Set of Six » by Joseph Conrad
  • The Prince let her go and half turned to meet him, but Camille was not inclined to parley.
  • Extract from : « Olive in Italy » by Moray Dalton
  • Cambronne wished to parley with them, but they would not listen to him.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I » by Fleury de Chaboulon.
  • "He was parley vooing with Casimer and bothering him," said Hatch.
  • Extract from : « Frank Merriwell's Pursuit » by Burt L. Standish

Antonyms for parley

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