from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement: "It is difficult to negotiate where neither will trust” ( Samuel Johnson).
- transitive v. To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement: negotiate a contract.
- transitive v. To transfer title to or ownership of (a promissory note, for example) to another party by delivery or by delivery and endorsement in return for value received.
- transitive v. To sell or discount (assets or securities, for example).
- transitive v. To succeed in going over or coping with: negotiate a sharp curve.
- transitive v. To succeed in accomplishing or managing: negotiate a difficult musical passage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To confer with others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.
- v. To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.
- v. To succeed in coping with, or getting over something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To transact business; to carry on trade.
- intransitive v. To treat with another respecting purchase and sale or some business affair; to bargain or trade.
- intransitive v. To hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, convention, or other proposed agreement; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce; to conduct communications or conferences.
- intransitive v. To intrigue; to scheme.
- transitive v. To carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation.
- transitive v. To transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of commercial law; to sell; to pass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To carry on business or trade.
- To treat with another or others, as in the arrangement of a treaty, or in preliminaries to the transaction of any business; carry on negotiations.
- To arrange for or procure by negotiation; bring about by mutual arrangement, a discussion, or bargaining; as, to negotiate a loan or a treaty.
- To direct; manage; transact.
- To handle; manage.
- To put, into circulation by transference and assignment of claim by indorsement: as, to negotiate a bill of exchange.
- To dispose of by sale or transfer: as, to negotiate securities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. succeed in passing through, around, or over
- v. discuss the terms of an arrangement
QUESTION: You keep using the term negotiate just like the Maersk Company did.
But these talks are being put in jeopardy by the crude and naive tactics of Government ministers who don't seem to understand the word negotiate.
One of the obstacles that Kate simply cannot negotiate is her own pride.
I do not know all of the inner workings of reality tv, but it appears to me that if one does not negotiate from the forefront regarding what will be shown and what will not, there is little choice when a questionable situation arises.
Whatever price they negotiate is independant of what the insurance company pays.
I think the proposal for the government to negotiate is a very bad idea and could potentially increase everyone's costs.
Joining one recognised by your employer allows it to negotiate from a position of strength: Veale points out that companies which recognise unions tend to offer better wages, terms and conditions and are less likely to end up in employment tribunals, resulting in a lower turnover of staff.
“Would you rather negotiate from a respectable sized minority (or even house majority) with a president with a sub-50 approval rating”
Would you rather negotiate from a respectable sized minority (or even house majority) with a president with a sub-50 approval rating whose party just lost the midterm and he and his vulnerable class of 06 is up fore reelection?
I claim: My favorable choice-of-law provision that I asked my lawyer to help me negotiate is no longer in the contract.