Negotiate a contract.
An example of to negotiate is haggling over an item's price at Bangkok's Weekend Market.
An example of to negotiate is a divorcing couple reaching an agreement about the splitting of their assets.
To negotiate the river rapids.
Origin of negotiate
- Latin negōtiārī negōtiāt- to transact business from negōtium business neg- not ne in Indo-European roots ōtium leisure
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari (“to carry on business"), from negotium (“business") (Eng. usg. 1599), from nec (“not") + otium (“leisure, ease, inactivity").