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Meaning of NEGOTIATE

Pronunciation:  ni'gowshi`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  discuss the terms of an arrangement; "They negotiated the sale of the house"
 

NEGOTIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: negociate, talk terms
 
 See Also: arbitrate, bargain, broker, dicker, discuss, intercede, intermediate, liaise, mediate, renegociate, renegotiate, talk over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ne*go"ti*ate\, v. i. [L. negotiatus, p. p. of
    negotiari, fr. negotium business; nec not + otium leisure.
    Cf. {Neglect}.]
    1. To transact business; to carry on trade. [Obs.] --Hammond.
    
    2. 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. To hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, or
       convention; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce;
       to conduct communications or conferences.
    
             He that negotiates between God and man Is God's
             ambassador.                           --Cowper.
    
    4. To intrigue; to scheme. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    
    
  2. \Ne*go"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Negotiated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Negotiating}.]
    1. To carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange
       for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an
       exchange.
    
             Constantinople had negotiated in the isles of the
             Archipelago . . . the most indispensable supplies.
                                                   --Gibbon.
    
    2. To transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of
       commercial law; to sell; to pass.
    
             The notes were not negotiated to them in the usual
             course of business or trade.          --Kent.
    
    
 
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