palaver-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] PALAVER NP1[agent[animate]] PALAVER NP2[theme]

I could have palavered a long time, but you don't need a lot of hair-oil talk.
I don't see any use in palavering the truth.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: coax gently, perhaps using flattery

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] PALAVER NP2[patient[animate]] (PP[proposition]) NP1[agent[animate]] PALAVER NP2[patient[animate]] (PP[instrument])

He palavered her into going along.
The druggist palavered him into the purchase of an unwelcome imitation.
He palavered her with compliments.

VerbNet: force-59
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[actor1[animate]] PALAVER (PP[actor2[animate]]) (PP[topic])

Two of the uakaris palavered softly among themselves.
Crewmen and women palavered boisterously as they worked the ship.
He palavered with elders of the town.
The Kuzaks were palavering with the occupants of two heavily-loaded trader rockets.
You certainly won't catch me palavering with Massholes like Burton.
The Queen Esther women palavered about the upcoming business of the Bible class.
I palavered with him about our imminent outing.

VerbNet: chit_chat-37.6
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: palaver.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3