But if we wait until Fatah has run out of political capital, we will one day have no one to negotiate with other than Hamas.
But both the Assad regime and the opposition, according to the Western diplomat, “are still playing to win,” not to negotiate.
In addition, what better way to negotiate than to have revelations in your pocket, ready to be pulled out at the appropriate time?
Jenkins, a respectable African-American defense attorney is better known for positioning clients to negotiate pleas.
It revealed a willingness to negotiate on the particulars to get something through.
He sent monks to Constantinople to negotiate with the Greeks for church unity, but without result.
We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it—now or ever.
It is no time to stir up strife when both parties are willing to negotiate fairly upon this question.
The Temple women have heard of her, and they sent a woman to negotiate.
With five potatoes still to negotiate they were afraid to cheer.
"to communicate in search of mutual agreement," 1590s, back-formation from negotiation, or else from Latin negotiatus, past participle of negotiari. In the sense of "tackle successfully" (1862), it at first meant "to clear on horseback a hedge, fence, or other obstacle" and "originated in the hunting-field; those who hunt the fox like also to hunt jocular verbal novelties" [Gowers, 1965]. Related: Negotiated; negotiating.