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negotiate

ne·go·ti·ate

negotiate

 
 
pronunciation:
n go shi eIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: negotiated, negotiates, negotiating
definition: to bargain or come to terms with another party or parties.
Workers and management have finally begun to negotiate.If the price is too high, try negotiating with the seller.
synonyms:
bargain
similar words:
chaffer, deal, haggle, palter, parley
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to settle the terms of (a loan, contract, or the like) by discussion.
The actor is still negotiating his contract with the studio.
synonyms:
settle
similar words:
agree, arrange, conclude, consummate, contract, decide, discuss
definition 2: to transact or conduct (a sale, exchange, or the like).
Their lawyer helped to negotiate the sale of the property.
synonyms:
transact
similar words:
accomplish, carry off, carry out, conduct, execute, orchestrate, parlay
definition 3: to accomplish, cope with, or go over or through successfully.
After her surgery, she negotiated the stairs with difficulty.
synonyms:
handle, hurdle, manage
similar words:
accomplish, clear, cope with, deal with, pass
definition 4: to sell or transfer title to (securities).
similar words:
assign, consign, convert, convey, exchange, sell, trade, transfer
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derivation: negotiator (n.)
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