verb (used without object), ne·go·ti·at·ed, ne·go·ti·at·ing.
verb (used with object), ne·go·ti·at·ed, ne·go·ti·at·ing.
Origin of negotiate
Examples from the Web for negotiate
The Castros are the latest in a long line of despots he believed he could negotiate with.
The cost to the insurance company is almost certainly lower, given its ability to negotiate prices down.
As long as there are states willing to negotiate payments with groups like ISIS, there will be a financial incentive to kidnap.To Kill the ISIS Monster You Gotta Do More Than Cut Off Its Money|Charlie Winter|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You negotiate, and until the deal is done, there is no movie.Adrian Grenier Talks the Economy, the ‘Entourage’ Movie, and the HBO Series’ Alleged ‘Misogyny’|Marlow Stern|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday evening, several university student leaders sat down to negotiate with the Hong Kong government.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies|Brendon Hong|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Practically weightless, the two young men found it quite difficult to negotiate the passage.
With five potatoes still to negotiate they were afraid to cheer.Laramie Holds the Range|Frank H. Spearman
In turn, they can be encoded in programs designed to negotiate with other programs.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
To give an air of moderation to his demands, however, Henry still pretended to negotiate.
But the princes were resolved not to negotiate, but to revenge.The Eighteen Christian Centuries|James White
British Dictionary definitions for negotiate
- 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 for negotiate
Word Origin and History for negotiate
"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.