Synonyms and Antonyms of negotiate
1 to bring about through discussion and compromise wanted to negotiate a higher salary before she accepted the job offer Synonyms of negotiate arrange, bargain, concert, conclude Words Related to negotiate settle (on or upon); chaffer, deal, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, palter; agree; contract, covenant; argue, debate, discuss, hammer out, hash (over), reason, talk, talk over, work out; renegotiate
2 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently she's good at negotiating personality conflicts between coworkers Synonyms of negotiate address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, maneuver, manipulate, handle, play, swing, take, treatWords Related to negotiate engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)Near Antonyms of negotiate 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 Synonyms of negotiate contrive, finagle, finesse, frame, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, engineer, wangleWords Related to negotiate arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymanderNear Antonyms of negotiate 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 Synonyms of negotiate chaffer, deal, dicker, haggle, horse-trade, bargain, palterWords Related to negotiate argue, bicker, clash, fight, hassle, quarrel, quibble, squabble, wrangle; comparison shop, shop (around); barter, exchange, trade; hawk, peddle; buy, purchase
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 Synonyms of negotiate accomplish, achieve, bring off, carry off, carry out, commit, compass, do, execute, follow through (with), fulfill (or fulfil), make, perform, perpetrate, prosecute, pull off, put throughWords Related to negotiate bring about, effect, effectuate, implement; ace, nail; engage (in), practice (also practise); work (at); reduplicate, reenact, repeat; actualize, attain, realize; complete, end, finish, wind upNear Antonyms of negotiate fail; skimp, slight, slur
negotiate was our Word of the Day on 07/06/2016. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up negotiate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).