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 negotiating
She did, however, defend the policy of not negotiating with ISIS.Foley Family to White House: You Saved Bergdahl. Why Not Our Son?|Eli Lake|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reagan learned this in the midst of negotiating historic arms-reduction treaties with the Soviets at the height of the Cold War.
Because the federal government has become so ubiquitous and voracious, there seems to be no negotiating with its size and scope.
A U.S. diplomat once spoke with bitterness of the breadth of his power when negotiating with an uncooperative dictator.This Is Obama’s U.N. Plan to Choke Off ISIS’s Recruits|Kimberly Dozier|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Godane rejects the idea of Al-Shabab negotiating with the Somali federal government, an “apostate government” he dubs it.
But while he was negotiating, the elections in France had caused a change in the foreign policy of the government.
You have begun by negotiating, you must end by mounting your horse, sabre in hand, like a Parisian gendarme.The Physiology of Marriage, Complete|Honore de Balzac
Contained in the Correspondence of the Ministers for negotiating peace.
Afterwards, while serving with Wittgenstein's army, he assisted in negotiating the famous convention of Tauroggen with York.On War|Carl von Clausewitz
For entering and loading goods at the custom-house, and for negotiating business for merchants.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
British Dictionary definitions for negotiating
- 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 negotiating
"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.