Negotiate Definition

negotiated, negotiates, negotiating
negotiated, negotiates, negotiating
To confer, bargain, or discuss with a view to reaching agreement.
Webster's New World
To make arrangements for, settle, or conclude (a business transaction, treaty, etc.)
Webster's New World
To transfer, assign, or sell (negotiable paper)
Webster's New World
To succeed in crossing, surmounting, moving through, etc.
To negotiate the river rapids.
Webster's New World
To transfer (an instrument, such as a promissory note) to another party by means of endorsement.
American Heritage

Origin of Negotiate

  • From Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari (“to carry on business"), from negotium (“business") (Eng. usg. 1599), from nec (“not") + otium (“leisure, ease, inactivity").

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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