English

Definition of parley verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parley

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrli//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parley
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrli//
 
he / she / it parleys
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːliz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrliz//
 
past simple parleyed
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːlid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrlid//
 
past participle parleyed
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːlid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrlid//
 
-ing form parleying
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːliɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrliɪŋ//
 
 
jump to other results
[intransitive] parley (with somebody) (old-fashioned) to discuss something with somebody in order to solve a disagreement Word Origin late Middle English (denoting speech or debate): perhaps from Old French parlee ‘spoken’, feminine past participle of the verb parler.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parley

Other results

All matches