negotiate


negotiate

verb

Definition of NEGOTIATE

1
to bring about through discussion and compromise <wanted to negotiate a higher salary before she accepted the job offer>
2
to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently <she's good at negotiating personality conflicts between coworkers>
Near Antonyms botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp
3
to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <the prisoners negotiated their escape by using Morse code to tap messages to each other through the walls>
Near Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff
4
to talk over or dispute the terms of a purchase <told them I'd take $8,000 for the car and wasn't in the mood to negotiate>
5
to carry through (as a process) to completion <scores of experiments later, the chemists managed to negotiate the development of a more durable polymer>
Near Antonyms fail; skimp, slight, slur

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