1. [ noun ] flattery intended to persuade
Synonyms: cajolery blandishment
Related terms: flattery coax
2. [ verb ] have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds
Related terms: parley
3. [ verb ] influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Synonyms: coax wheedle blarney sweet-talk inveigle cajole

"He palavered her into going along"

Related terms: persuade soft-soap browbeat blandishment blarney coaxer blandishment
4. [ verb ] speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
Synonyms: gabble prattle chatter gibber twaddle tittle-tattle clack maunder tattle blabber prate blab piffle
Related terms: talk babble yak prate jabber chatterer twaddler baloney balderdash
5. [ noun ] loud and confused and empty talk
Synonyms: empty_words empty_talk rhetoric hot_air

"mere rhetoric"

Related terms: nonsense chatter
Similar spelling:   paloverde