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negotiate

[ni-goh-shee-eyt] /nɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), negotiated, negotiating.
1.
to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
verb (used with object), negotiated, negotiating.
2.
to arrange for or bring about by discussion and settlement of terms:
to negotiate a loan.
3.
to manage; transact; conduct:
He negotiated an important business deal.
4.
to move through, around, or over in a satisfactory manner:
to negotiate a difficult dance step without tripping: to negotiate sharp curves.
5.
to transfer (a draft, promissory note, etc.) to a new owner by endorsement and delivery or by delivery.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin negōtiātus (past participle of negōtiārī to trade), equivalent to negōti(um) business (neg- not + ōtium leisure) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
negotiator, noun
prenegotiate, verb, prenegotiated, prenegotiating.
unnegotiated, adjective
well-negotiated, adjective
Synonyms
5. convey, transmit, sign over.
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Examples for negotiated
  • Any and all negotiated advertiser discounts are only applicable to and avail able during the period in which they are earned.
  • Any and all negotiated advertiser discounts are only applicable to and available during the period in which they are earned.
  • The fisheries have negotiated a contract with a major seafood restaurant chain.
  • It is best approached as a negotiated solution, with compensation for what is lost to them if they agree to modify their behavior.
  • The time and place have been arranged, and your fee negotiated.
  • The trustees felt that those powers should be negotiated along with other issues on the bargaining table.
  • If you will be affiliated with a department while you're there, they often have special negotiated rates.
  • Perhaps whether or not the fee to download is charged depends on the agreement negotiated by the library.
  • It's deemphasized the problem since our contract was successfully negotiated.
  • She had a legal case against them so she negotiated a paid sabbatical, which they gave her so that she would go away quietly.
British Dictionary definitions for negotiated

negotiate

/nɪˈɡəʊʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
to work or talk (with others) to achieve (a transaction, an agreement, etc)
2.
(transitive) to succeed in passing through, around, or over to negotiate a mountain pass
3.
(transitive) (finance)
  1. to transfer (a negotiable commercial paper) by endorsement to another in return for value received
  2. to sell (financial assets)
  3. to arrange for (a loan)
Derived Forms
negotiator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin negōtiārī to do business, from negōtium business, from nec not + ōtium leisure
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Word Origin and History for negotiated
negotiate
"to communicate in search of mutual agreement," 1590s, back-formation from negotiation (q.v.). 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]
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