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Etymology

Latin negotium (Eng. usg. 1599)

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Verb

Infinitive
to negotiate

Third person singular
negotiat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to negotiate (third-person singular simple present negotiat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To confer with others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.
    1963: "You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue." —Martin Luther King, Jr., to the eight fellow clergymen who opposed the civil rights action, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait
  2. (transitive) To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.
    We negotiated the contract to everyone's satisfaction.
  3. (transitive) To succeed in coping with, or getting over something.
    We negotiated the mountain track with difficulty.
    Although the car was quite rickety, he could negotiate the curves very well.

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