bro·​kered | \ ˈbrō-kərd How to pronounce brokered (audio) \

Definition of brokered

: arranged or controlled by brokers and especially power brokers a brokered political convention

Examples of brokered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To win outright—and to avoid a brokered Convention—a candidate will need to claim at least 1,991 delegates during the 2020 primary voting season. The New Yorker, "June 2nd Primaries Live Election Results," 2 June 2020 Nudging out candidates on the cusp of viability like Warren dramatically reduces the odds of a brokered convention, a scenario in which no candidate reaches the critical 1,991 threshold by Milwaukee. Chris Wilson, Time, "This Democratic Primary Rule Made Elizabeth Warren's Revival All But Impossible," 6 Mar. 2020 The treason case relates to Mr. Poroshenko’s negotiation of a French- and German-brokered settlement agreement with Russia in 2015 called the Minsk II accord, which forced painful concessions on Ukraine. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "Ukraine Is Threatening to Arrest Its Former President," 28 Feb. 2020 But the prospect of a brokered convention largely hinges on what happens if no one clears that 1,991 benchmark. Brianna Provenzano,, "Will There Be A Brokered Convention If No One Gets Enough Delegates?," 3 Mar. 2020 Some Democrats have even reached out to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown as an alternative to a brokered convention, the New York Times reported. Jessie Balmert,, "Election 2020: What will Super Tuesday tell Ohio Democrats about the presidential race?," 2 Mar. 2020 In a brokered convention, superdelegates come into play. USA Today, "Why is Super Tuesday so important? What's a delegate? And what happens at a brokered convention?," 28 Feb. 2020 Committee officials have long insisted that a contested convention, sometimes called a brokered convention, is unlikely. Matt Stevens,, "How to win the Democratic nomination, and why it could get complicated," 22 Feb. 2020 Former Vice President Joe Biden is the next closest candidate with a distant 17 percent chance — but the possibility of a brokered convention is actually giving Sanders a run for his money. TheWeek, "Brokered convention gets close 2nd place in FiveThirtyEight's Democratic nomination forecast," 12 Feb. 2020

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Brokered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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