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negotiate

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verb ne·go·ti·ate \ni-ˈgō-shē-ˌāt, ÷-sē-\

Simple Definition of negotiate

  • : to discuss something formally in order to make an agreement

  • : to agree on (something) by formally discussing it

  • : to get over, through, or around (something) successfully

Full Definition of negotiate

ne·go·ti·at·edne·go·ti·at·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to confer with another so as to arrive at the settlement of some matter

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 a :  to deal with (some matter or affair that requires ability for its successful handling) :  manage b :  to arrange for or bring about through conference, discussion, and compromise <negotiate a treaty>

  5. 2 a :  to transfer (as a bill of exchange) to another by delivery or endorsement b :  to convert into cash or the equivalent value <negotiate a check>

  6. 3 a :  to successfully travel along or over <negotiate a turn> b :  complete, accomplish <negotiate the trip in two hours>

ne·go·ti·a·tor play \-ˌā-tər\ noun
ne·go·ti·a·to·ry play \-sh(ē-)ə-ˌtȯr-ē, ÷-sē-\ adjective

Examples of negotiate

  1. The customer wanted to negotiate over the price.

  2. She has good negotiating skills.

  3. We negotiated a fair price.

  4. The driver carefully negotiated the winding road.



Origin of negotiate

Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari to carry on business, from negotium business, from neg- not + otium leisure — more at negate


First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with negotiate

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