Definitions for: Negotiate


[v] discuss the terms of an arrangement; "They negotiated the sale of the house"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: negociate, talk terms

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

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