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par·ley

 (pär′lē)
n. pl. par·leys
A discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of truce or other matters.
intr.v. par·leyed, par·ley·ing, par·leys
To have a discussion, especially with an enemy.

[Middle English, from Old French parlee, from feminine past participle of parler, to talk, from Vulgar Latin *paraulāre, from Late Latin parabolāre, from parabola, discourse; see parable.]

parley

(ˈpɑːlɪ)
n
(Military) a discussion, esp between enemies under a truce to decide terms of surrender, etc
vb
1. (Military) (intr) to discuss, esp with an enemy under a truce
2. (Linguistics) (tr) to speak (a foreign language)
[C16: from French, from parler to talk, from Medieval Latin parabolāre, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable]
ˈparleyer n

par•ley

(ˈpɑr li)

n., pl. -leys, n.
1. discussion; conference.
2. a conference between enemies under a truce.
v.i.
3. to hold a parley.
[1400–50; late Middle English parlai < Middle French parlee, n. use of feminine of parle, past participle of parler to speak < Late Latin parabolāre; see parable]
par′ley•er, n.

parley


Past participle: parleyed
Gerund: parleying

Imperative
parley
parley
Present
I parley
you parley
he/she/it parleys
we parley
you parley
they parley
Preterite
I parleyed
you parleyed
he/she/it parleyed
we parleyed
you parleyed
they parleyed
Present Continuous
I am parleying
you are parleying
he/she/it is parleying
we are parleying
you are parleying
they are parleying
Present Perfect
I have parleyed
you have parleyed
he/she/it has parleyed
we have parleyed
you have parleyed
they have parleyed
Past Continuous
I was parleying
you were parleying
he/she/it was parleying
we were parleying
you were parleying
they were parleying
Past Perfect
I had parleyed
you had parleyed
he/she/it had parleyed
we had parleyed
you had parleyed
they had parleyed
Future
I will parley
you will parley
he/she/it will parley
we will parley
you will parley
they will parley
Future Perfect
I will have parleyed
you will have parleyed
he/she/it will have parleyed
we will have parleyed
you will have parleyed
they will have parleyed
Future Continuous
I will be parleying
you will be parleying
he/she/it will be parleying
we will be parleying
you will be parleying
they will be parleying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parleying
you have been parleying
he/she/it has been parleying
we have been parleying
you have been parleying
they have been parleying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parleying
you will have been parleying
he/she/it will have been parleying
we will have been parleying
you will have been parleying
they will have been parleying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parleying
you had been parleying
he/she/it had been parleying
we had been parleying
you had been parleying
they had been parleying
Conditional
I would parley
you would parley
he/she/it would parley
we would parley
you would parley
they would parley
Past Conditional
I would have parleyed
you would have parleyed
he/she/it would have parleyed
we would have parleyed
you would have parleyed
they would have parleyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parley - a negotiation between enemies
negotiation, talks, dialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
Verb1.parley - discuss, as between enemies
negociate - confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement; "The parties negociated all night"
palaver - have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds

parley

(Old-fashioned)
noun
1. discussion, conference, meeting, talk(s), council, congress, dialogue, seminar, hui (N.Z.), palaver, powwow, colloquy, confab (informal) A treaty was reached by a 40-nation parley in Geneva.
verb
1. discuss, talk, speak, negotiate, deliberate, confer, palaver, powwow, confabulate Both sides indicated their readiness to parley.

parley

noun
1. The act or process of dealing with another to reach an agreement:
negotiation, talk (often used in plural).
2. An exchange of views in an attempt to reach a decision:
3. A meeting for the exchange of views:
Informal: powwow.
Slang: rap session.
verb
To meet and exchange views to reach a decision:
Informal: powwow.
Translations

parley

[ˈpɑːlɪ]
A. Nparlamento m
B. VIparlamentar (with con)

parley

nVerhandlungen pl
viverhandeln

parley

[ˈpɑːlɪ] (old)
1. ncolloquio
References in classic literature ?
In a word, they all laid down their arms and begged their lives; and I sent the man that had parleyed with them, and two more, who bound them all; and then my great army of fifty men, which, with those three, were in all but eight, came up and seized upon them, and upon their boat; only that I kept myself and one more out of sight for reasons of state.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo's mechanical engineering program, Dalton parleyed his connections in the auto industry while writing-his thesis, into launching a consulting service, TribSys Inc.
Reedy's profession has made hobbyists out of countless young men who grew up tinkering with remote control cars, some - like Jimmy Babcock - who have parleyed their skill of racing the cars into a means to travel to races as far away as Finland and South Africa.