What does negotiate mean?

Definitions for negotiatenɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word negotiate.

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [L. negotiatus, p. p. of negotiari, fr. negotium business; nec not + otium leisure. Cf. Neglect.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Negotiate

    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, -ātusnegotium, business—nec, not, otium, leisure.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negotiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negotiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michel Barnier:

    I can't negotiate with myself.

  2. State John Kerry:

    We have to negotiate in the end.

  3. Joe Moore:

    Marriage love, honor, and negotiate.

  4. Aaron J. Munzer:

    I don't negotiate with psychiatrists.

  5. Peter Altmaier:

    We will negotiate until the last minute.

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