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negotiate

[ ni-goh-shee-eyt ]
/ nɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt /
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verb (used without object), ne·go·ti·at·ed, ne·go·ti·at·ing.
to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
verb (used with object), ne·go·ti·at·ed, ne·go·ti·at·ing.
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.

OTHER WORDS FOR negotiate

5 convey, transmit, sign over.
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Origin of negotiate

1590–1600; <Latin negōtiātus (past participle of negōtiārī to trade), equivalent to negōti(um) business (neg- not + ōtium leisure) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM negotiate

ne·go·ti·a·tor, nounpre·ne·go·ti·ate, verb, pre·ne·go·ti·at·ed, pre·ne·go·ti·at·ing.un·ne·go·ti·at·ed, adjectivewell-ne·go·ti·at·ed, adjective
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How to use negotiate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for negotiate

negotiate
/ (nɪˈɡəʊʃɪˌeɪt) /

verb
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
  1. to transfer (a negotiable commercial paper) by endorsement to another in return for value received
  2. to sell (financial assets)
  3. to arrange for (a loan)

Derived forms of negotiate

negotiator, noun

Word Origin for negotiate

C16: from Latin negōtiārī to do business, from negōtium business, from nec not + ōtium leisure
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