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negotiate

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1 to bring about through discussion and compromise
  • wanted to negotiate a higher salary before she accepted the job offer

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2 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently
  • she's good at negotiating personality conflicts between coworkers

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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

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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

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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

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The first known use of negotiate was circa 1598

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“Negotiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/negotiate. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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