What does negotiate mean?

Definitions for negotiate
nɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪtne·go·ti·ate

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. negotiate(Verb)

    To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.

    We negotiated the contract to everyone's satisfaction.

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

  3. negotiate(Verb)

    To succeed in coping with, or getting over something.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Negotiate(verb)

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

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

  4. Negotiate(verb)

    to intrigue; to scheme

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

  5. Negotiate(verb)

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

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

  6. Negotiate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. negotiate

    To discuss respectfully and responsibly to create agreement.

    They did negotiate to ensure they reached agreement for the optimum health and shared prosperity of everyone involved.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say negotiate in sign language?

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  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

Examples of negotiate in a Sentence

  1. Ko Nakata:

    Seventy-two hours is just too short. Please wait just a bit longer, and do not try to take action immediately, if there is room to talk, I'm ready to go and negotiate.

  2. Warren Weinstein:

    And now, when I need my government, it seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten, i again appeal to you ... to negotiate my release.

  3. Lin Ting-hui:

    But it will never be enough for China no matter how many good gestures Tsai makes, taiwan must strengthen its own hand until it has enough chips to negotiate with China.

  4. Dan Bongino:

    I have to question this tactic a bit, i think setting up a secure perimeter and at least making some attempt to negotiate may have been far more efficient.

  5. Myron Brilliant:

    You will see minimal investment going to the UK in the short term, (then) a watchful period to see how Britain and Europe negotiate the exit.

Images & Illustrations of negotiate

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