verb (used without object), negotiated, negotiating.
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.
to arrange for or bring about by discussion and settlement of terms: to negotiate a loan.
to manage; transact; conduct: He negotiated an important business deal.
to move through, around, or over in a satisfactory manner: to negotiate a difficult dance step without tripping: to negotiate sharp curves.
to transfer (a draft, promissory note, etc.) to a new owner by endorsement and delivery or by delivery.

1590–1600; < Latin negōtiātus (past participle of negōtiārī to trade), equivalent to negōti(um) business (neg- not + ōtium leisure) + -ātus -ate1

negotiator, noun
prenegotiate, verb, prenegotiated, prenegotiating.
unnegotiated, adjective
well-negotiated, adjective

5. convey, transmit, sign over. Unabridged
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negotiate (nɪˈɡəʊʃɪˌeɪt)
1.  to work or talk (with others) to achieve (a transaction, an agreement, etc)
2.  (tr) to succeed in passing through, around, or over: to negotiate a mountain pass
3.  (tr) finance
 a.  to transfer (a negotiable commercial paper) by endorsement to another in return for value received
 b.  to sell (financial assets)
 c.  to arrange for (a loan)
[C16: from Latin negōtiārī to do business, from negōtium business, from nec not + ōtium leisure]

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Word Origin & History

"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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Example sentences
If the money is coming from the department, the chair might be a tough
Kan reportedly was too busy to take calls, indicating his chief negotiator had
  full authority.
Therefore, a good negotiator works on changing perceptions.
There are, after all, shelves full of books offering advice about how to
  succeed as a negotiator.
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