negociate, negotiate, talk terms(verb)
discuss the terms of an arrangement
"They negotiated the sale of the house"
succeed in passing through, around, or over
"The hiker negociated the high mountain pass"
To confer with others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.
1963: "You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue." uE000149957uE001Martin Luther King, Jr., to the eight fellow clergymen who opposed the civil rights action, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait
To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.
We negotiated the contract to everyone's satisfaction.
To succeed in coping with, or getting over something.
Origin: From Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari, from negotium (Eng. usg. 1599), from nec + otium.
to transact business; to carry on trade
to treat with another respecting purchase and sale or some business affair; to bargain or trade; as, to negotiate with a man for the purchase of goods or a farm
to hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, or convention; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce; to conduct communications or conferences
to intrigue; to scheme
to carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an exchange
to transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of commercial law; to sell; to pass
Origin: [L. negotiatus, p. p. of negotiari, fr. negotium business; nec not + otium leisure. Cf. Neglect.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ne-gō′shi-āt, v.i. to carry on business: to bargain: to hold intercourse for the purpose of mutual arrangement.—v.t. to arrange for by agreement: to manage: to transfer to another with all the rights of the original holder: to pass, as a bill: to sell.—ns. Negotiā′tion, act of negotiating: the treating with another on business; Negō′tiator; Negō′tiatrix.—adj. Negotiā′tory, of or pertaining to negotiation. [L. negotiāri, -ātus—negotium, business—nec, not, otium, leisure.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'negotiate' in Verbs Frequency: #549
The numerical value of negotiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of negotiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Marriage love, honor, and negotiate.
I don't negotiate with psychiatrists.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
You don't negotiate deals with your friends. You negotiate them with your enemies.
We have to negotiate in the end, we've always been willing to negotiate in the context of the Geneva I process.
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- negociarCatalan, Valencian
- vyjednat, vyjednávatCzech
- überwinden, verhandeln, aushandelnGerman
- megtárgyal, tárgyal, leküzd, legyőzHungarian
- drøfte, forhandleNorwegian
- negocjować, pokonywać, wynegocjować, pokonać, uzgodnićPolish
- вести переговоры, договориться, преодолевать, провести переговоры, договариваться, преодолетьRussian
- förhandla, underhandla, klara avSwedish
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