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 Dictionary entry overview: What does negotiate mean? 

  The verb NEGOTIATE has 2 senses:

1. discuss the terms of an arrangement
2. succeed in passing through, around, or over

  Familiarity information: NEGOTIATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1negotiate [BACK TO TOP]


Discuss the terms of an arrangement

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


negotiate; talk terms; negociate

Context example:

They negotiated the sale of the house

Hypernyms (to "negotiate" is one way to...):

discuss; hash out; talk over (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "negotiate"):

arbitrate; intercede; intermediate; liaise; mediate (act between parties with a view to reconciling differences)

renegociate; renegotiate (revise the terms of in order to limit or regain excess profits gained by the contractor)

bargain; dicker (negotiate the terms of an exchange)

broker (act as a broker)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue negotiate
Sam wants to negotiate with Sue

Sense 2negotiate [BACK TO TOP]


Succeed in passing through, around, or over

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The hiker negociated the high mountain pass

Hypernyms (to "negotiate" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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