• WordNet 3.6
    • v negotiate discuss the terms of an arrangement "They negotiated the sale of the house"
    • v negotiate succeed in passing through, around, or over "The hiker negociated the high mountain pass"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Negotiate To carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an exchange. "Constantinople had negotiated in the isles of the Archipelago . . . the most indispensable supplies."
    • Negotiate To hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, convention, or other proposed agreement; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce; to conduct communications or conferences. "He that negotiates between God and man
      Is God's ambassador."
    • Negotiate To intrigue; to scheme.
    • Negotiate To transact business; to carry on trade.
    • Negotiate To transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of commercial law; to sell; to pass. "The notes were not negotiated to them in the usual course of business or trade."
    • Negotiate To treat with another respecting purchase and sale or some business affair; to bargain or trade; as, to negotiate with a man for the purchase of goods or a farm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • negotiate To carry on business or trade.
    • negotiate 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.
    • negotiate To arrange for or procure by negotiation; bring about by mutual arrangement, a discussion, or bargaining; as, to negotiate a loan or a treaty.
    • negotiate To direct; manage; transact.
    • negotiate To handle; manage.
    • negotiate To put, into circulation by transference and assignment of claim by indorsement: as, to negotiate a bill of exchange.
    • negotiate To dispose of by sale or transfer: as, to negotiate securities.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Negotiate ne-gō′shi-āt to carry on business: to bargain: to hold intercourse for the purpose of mutual arrangement
    • v.t Negotiate to arrange for by agreement: to manage: to transfer to another with all the rights of the original holder: to pass, as a bill: to sell
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  • William Shakespeare
    “Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.”
  • Victor Kiam
    Victor Kiam
    “Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.”
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    “Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.”
  • Marvin Gaye
    Marvin Gaye
    “Negotiating means getting the best of your opponent.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. negotiatus, p. p. of negotiari, fr. negotium, business; nec, not + otium, leisure. Cf. Neglect


In literature:

I need not point out to you that the conditions of the negotiation are now greatly altered.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Champlain saw many people who he believed could assist the settlement, but the winter was passed in useless negotiations.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain" by N. E. Dionne
All negotiations with Cyprus, Genoa, and Venice were immediately broken off.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
After some negotiation, he told the Venetian envoy that he granted the prayer of his masters.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
A mission was also dispatched from Wei to negotiate with Japan.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Don't lose your temper during the negotiations that must precede the terms of sale.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
The ensuing negotiations were considerably assisted by Charles II.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
But, in any case, he was party to the negotiations which resulted in the Conventions of 1881 and 1884.
"Boer Politics" by Yves Guyot
My field appeared to be to direct the general policy of the companies and negotiate the important contracts.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
The Republicans negotiated with La Fayette, to whom they offered the presidency of an American government.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine

In news:

Seattle's David Bazan recorded his piercing, but mostly uptempo full-length rock record "Strange Negotiations" with his regular touring band.
Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' & David Bazan 's 'Strange Negotiations'.
The "Apt 23" actor is in negotiations to join the Kate Winslet-Josh Brolin feature.
Top negotiators at Colombia talks met before.
BOGOTA , Colombia — The two chief negotiators didn't shake hands.
ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Department of Public Works and clerical employees hit the sidewalk in front of city hall Monday, voicing their displeasure with the status of contract negotiations with the city.
FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report, U.S.dollars per 100 pounds.
FBI NEGOTIATOR (JOHN): Pale -- a rider on a pale horse.
Massachusetts will pay $2.4 million for polluting Boston Harbor in a settlement reached after negotiations over several years, a top state official said today.
Braves GM Wren's offseason priorities: replace Chipper Jones, negotiate with Michael Bourn .
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis takes a break from negotiations with the Chicago School Board to make an unexpected appearance at a rally of thousands of public school teachers Tuesday in Chicago.
Rosie and her mean mugg negotiating a raise for the Elves .
Mayor Johnson allegedly continued his commercial negotiations with Rupert Murdoch's News International as Scotland Yard investigated the phone hackings.
Negotiation for Ontario Airport proposed.
"True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld is in negotiations to star as the female lead in OddLot Entertainment's SciFi tentpole " Ender 's Game.

In science:

Circumventing this bug is technically simple (turn off enforcement of memory limits for UML batch jobs), but this can be a significant policy change in the management of the cluster, which brings back the negotiations with the centralized cluster administration that UML virtualization was meant to avoid.
Batch-oriented software appliances
The advent of SOA and web services has resulted in middle wares and broker based architectures to be routes of QoS negotiation between service providers and clients.
Web Services Supply Chains: A Literature Review
In absence of fine-grained control, or if the control comes only at prohibitive costs (either in negotiating, interpreting or implementing), then it is more than likely that the data-owners would just decide to not share.
Cloud and the City: Facilitating Flexible Access Control over Data Streams
Over the past two years we have held hundreds of hours of interdisciplinary conversations and negotiations among subgroups of this team.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Jepson, K. (2005). Conversations—and negotiated interaction—in text and voice chat rooms. Language Learning and Technology, Vol. 9, pp. 79 – 98.
In the Face (book) of Social Learning