Definitions for negotiatenɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ne•go•ti•atenɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract.

  2. (v.t.)to bring about by discussion and settlement of terms:

    to negotiate a loan.

  3. to move through, around, or over in a satisfactory manner:

    to negotiate a sharp curve.

  4. to transfer (a draft, promissory note, etc.) to a new owner by endorsement and delivery or by delivery.

Origin of negotiate:

1590–1600; < L negōtiātus, ptp. of negōtiārī to trade, v. der. of negōtium work, business =neg- not +ōtium leisure

ne•go′ti•a•to`ry-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. negociate, negotiate, talk terms(verb)

    discuss the terms of an arrangement

    "They negotiated the sale of the house"

  2. negotiate, negociate(verb)

    succeed in passing through, around, or over

    "The hiker negociated the high mountain pass"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. negotiate(verb)ɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt

    to discuss things in order to make a formal agreement

    The CEO negotiated a deal with their rival.; as the two sides negotiated

  2. negotiateɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt

    to manage to travel a complicated route

    We tried to negotiate the back streets of the city.


  1. negotiate(Verb)

    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

  2. negotiate(Verb)

    To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.

    We negotiated the contract to everyone's satisfaction.

  3. negotiate(Verb)

    To succeed in coping with, or getting over something.

  4. Origin: From Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari, from negotium (Eng. usg. 1599), from nec + otium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negotiate(verb)

    to transact business; to carry on trade

  2. Negotiate(verb)

    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

  3. Negotiate(verb)

    to hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, or convention; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce; to conduct communications or conferences

  4. Negotiate(verb)

    to intrigue; to scheme

  5. Negotiate(verb)

    to carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an exchange

  6. Negotiate(verb)

    to transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of commercial law; to sell; to pass

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'negotiate' in Verbs Frequency: #549

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to bargain or discuss a subject in order to agree.

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