deal·​mak·​ing ˈdēl-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce dealmaking (audio)
: the act or process of making deals or agreements
His artistry ran far more to political dealmaking than to personal fortune hunting …Sean Wilentz
dealmaking adjective
learned some dealmaking skills along the way
… that's the life of the dealmaking, world-shaking chief executive. James Surowiecki

Examples of dealmaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Five other measures were withdrawn after a crush of last-minute dealmaking between ballot campaigns, Newsom and lawmakers. Nicole Nixon, Sacramento Bee, 5 July 2024 In fact, Paramount’s board was scheduled to vote on their deal June 11, before Redstone abruptly nixed the talks, ending months of complicated dealmaking that involved multiple parties. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 June 2024 The contract deadline falls on Sept. 12, and marks one of the key dates in the annals of labor-management dealmaking. Will Daniel, Fortune, 26 June 2024 PwC also pointed to the likes of TikTok, generative AI, the emergence of streaming bundles, and other factors affecting media, entertainment, and telecom firms and possible dealmaking. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for dealmaking 

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dealmaking was in 1892

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“Dealmaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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