parley with

parley with (one)

To hold a formal discussion or conference with one. We've been trying to parley with the leaders of the insurgency, but so far they have refused to open a line or communication. I suggest we parley with directors of each company and attempt to find a resolution.
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parley with someone

Fig. to talk with someone. I need to parley with my brother before making a financial commitment. We need to parley with each other sometime soon.
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Our next work was to repair the boat, and think of seizing the ship: and as for the captain, now he had leisure to parley with them, he expostulated with them upon the villainy of their practices with him, and upon the further wickedness of their design, and how certainly it must bring them to misery and distress in the end, and perhaps to the gallows.
To these in the morning I sent the captain, who was to enter into a parley with them; in a word, to try them, and tell me whether he thought they might be trusted or not to go on board and surprise the ship.
As to Count Tilly, who was as prudent as he was firm, he began to parley with the burghers, under the protection of the cocked pistols of his dragoons, explaining to the valiant townsmen, that his order from the States commanded him to guard the prison and its approaches with three companies.
RECENTLY, Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun held a business parley with chief executive officers of industries especially those operating in the state.
1381: Peasants' Revolt leader Wat Tyler was killed, apparently by Lord Mayor of London William Walworth, as he held a parley with 14-year-old King Richard II.
Mandate for the PML-N leader's parley with the prime minister was decided in a high-level party meeting convened by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind on Sunday.
It was decided that scouts should be kept out, and that when the Indians were known to be near a committee of residents should be appointed to meet and hold a parley with them.
Micheal O hAodha, Parley with me: a Compendium of Fairground Speech (Dublin: A.
He's also filled his diary by promising to parley with a dozen MPs with a bee in their bonnet.
Gbadamosi, who was at the parley with the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Seun Abimbola, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, and the Special Adviser Communication and Strategy to Governor Ajimobi, Mr Bolaji Tunji explained that during the joint inspection visit to the organization by the Oyo State Government officials and Music house officials, it was discovered that the building size measured 29.7m by 21.6m on ground as against the 11.925m by 10.20m in the survey plan/building plan submitted by Music House which means a gross overshooting of the allocated size approved with serious legitimacy implications.