negotiate


negotiate
ne·go·ti·ate /ni-'gō-shē-ˌāt/ vb -at·ed, -at·ing
vi: to confer with another so as to settle some matter
vt
1: to bring about through conference, discussion, and agreement or compromise
negotiate a contract
2 a: to transfer (as an instrument) to another by delivery or endorsement
b: to convert into cash or the equivalent value
negotiate a check
ne·go·ti·a·tion /ni-ˌgō-shē-'ā-shən/ n
ne·go·ti·a·tor /ni-'gō-shē-ˌā-tər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

negotiate
I verb accommodate, arbitrate, arrange for, bargain, bid for, bring to terms, come to terms, dicker, haggle, hurdle, intercede, intermediate, make peace, make terms, mediate, meet halfway, parley, referee, settle, settle disputes, straighten out, surmount, transact, umpire, work out II index arbitrate (conciliate), assign (transfer ownership), close (agree), compromise (settle by mutual agreement), confer (consult), deal, debate, deliberate, dicker, discuss, haggle, intercede, judge, lobby, mediate, reconcile, settle, trade, transact, treat (process)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


negotiate
v.
To discuss a matter in an effort to reach agreement, often suggesting different possibilities for consideration and acceptance or refusal; to bargain.
(2) To transfer the legal ownership of a negotiable instrument.
n.
negotiation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


negotiate
to transfer (used of bills of exchange). The usual method is by endorsing (signing) the back of the document.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


negotiate
To conduct business transactions; to deal with another individual in regard to a purchase and sale; to bargain or trade. To conclude by way of agreement, bargain, or compact. To transfer a negotiable instrument, such as a promissory note, or other commercial paper.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


negotiate
To conduct business transactions; to deal with another individual in regard to a purchase and sale; to bargain or trade. To conclude by way of agreement, bargain, or compact. To transfer a negotiable instrument, such as a promissory note, or other commercial paper.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • negotiate — ne‧go‧ti‧ate [nɪˈgəʊʆieɪt ǁ ˈgoʊ ] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to discuss something in order to reach an agreement: • Union leaders have negotiated an agreement for a shorter working week. • They negotiated a new contract with the sellers …   Financial and business terms

  • negotiate — 1 parley, treat, *confer, commune, consult, advise 2 Negotiate, arrange, concert are comparable when they mean to bring about or accomplish by mutual agreement especially after discussion or parley. Negotiate and arrange both imply prior exchange …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Negotiate — Ne*go ti*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Negotiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Negotiating}.] 1. To carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an exchange. [1913 Webster] Constantinople had negotiated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Negotiate — Ne*go ti*ate, v. i. [L. negotiatus, p. p. of negotiari, fr. negotium business; nec not + otium leisure. Cf. {Neglect}.] 1. To transact business; to carry on trade. [Obs.] Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat with another respecting purchase and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • negotiate — [v1] bargain, discuss accommodate, adjudicate, adjust, agree, arbitrate, arrange, bring to terms*, bury the hatchet*, come across with*, compose, concert, conciliate, confer, connect, consult, contract, covenant, cut a deal*, deal, debate,… …   New thesaurus

  • negotiate — [ni gō′shē āt΄, ni gō′sēāt΄] vi. negotiated, negotiating [< L negotiatus, pp. of negotiari, to carry on business < negotium, business < neg , not (see NEGATION) + otium, ease] to confer, bargain, or discuss with a view to reaching… …   English World dictionary

  • negotiate — (v.) to communicate in search of mutual agreement, 1590s, back formation from NEGOTIATION (Cf. negotiation), or else from L. negotiatus, pp. of negotiari. In the sense of tackle successfully (1862), it at first meant to clear on horseback a hedge …   Etymology dictionary

  • negotiate — is one of Fowler s lost causes. In 1926 he strongly attacked its use in what he called ‘its improper sense’ of ‘tackle successfully’ as in negotiating bends, obstacles, etc., a use that is now well established …   Modern English usage

  • negotiate — ► VERB 1) try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion. 2) obtain or bring about by negotiating. 3) find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult path). 4) transfer (a cheque, bill, etc.) to the legal ownership of another.… …   English terms dictionary

  • negotiate — verb 1 try to reach an agreement ADVERB ▪ carefully ▪ a carefully negotiated series of concessions ▪ successfully ▪ effectively ▪ individually …   Collocations dictionary


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