- to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
- to arrange for or bring about by discussion and settlement of terms: to negotiate a loan.
- to manage; transact; conduct: He negotiated an important business deal.
- to move through, around, or over in a satisfactory manner: to negotiate a difficult dance step without tripping: to negotiate sharp curves.
- to transfer (a draft, promissory note, etc.) to a new owner by endorsement and delivery or by delivery.
Origin of negotiate
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Examples from the Web for negotiated
When it was all over, Protess had negotiated his retirement and left the school.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project
November 13, 2014
President Theodore Roosevelt negotiated an end to the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War in 1906 after Japan won.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize
P. J. O’Rourke
October 11, 2014
The deal, negotiated by Russian experts from the Clinton and Bush administrations, makes sense.This Really Is Obama's Moment of Truth
September 4, 2014
Menendez said at the time that the administration had negotiated on the amendment in bad faith.Hillary Clinton Celebrates the Iran Sanctions That Her State Department Tried to Stop
May 15, 2014
As president, Carter negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt—a ceasefire still standing today.Jimmy Carter Was a Lot Better President Than Almost Anyone Ever Admits
April 1, 2014
It was you who suggested the basis on which peace was negotiated.Woodrow Wilson's Administration and Achievements
Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan
In 1512 he negotiated with Badius about an edition of the letters.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
There is nothing in good fellowship that can be negotiated at the bank.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Two bills for five hundred, but so drawn that they could not be negotiated.The English Spy
But this is not the only loan that India has been supposed to have negotiated in Babylon.India: What can it teach us?
F. Max Mller
- to work or talk (with others) to achieve (a transaction, an agreement, etc)
- (tr) to succeed in passing through, around, or overto negotiate a mountain pass
- (tr) finance
- to transfer (a negotiable commercial paper) by endorsement to another in return for value received
- to sell (financial assets)
- to arrange for (a loan)
Word Origin and History for negotiated
"to communicate in search of mutual agreement," 1590s, back-formation from negotiation, or else from Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari. In the sense of "tackle successfully" (1862), it at first meant "to clear on horseback a hedge, fence, or other obstacle" and "originated in the hunting-field; those who hunt the fox like also to hunt jocular verbal novelties" [Gowers, 1965]. Related: Negotiated; negotiating.