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verb negotiate pronunciation in American English /nəˈɡoʊʃiˌeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theynegotiate
he/she/itnegotiates
present participlenegotiating
past tensenegotiated
past participlenegotiated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
    The two sides have yet to show their willingness to negotiate.
    Negotiating a peace deal will not be an easy task.
    negotiate something with someone: The airline is negotiating a new contract with the union.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to successfully travel on a road or path that is difficult to travel on or travel through
    Only 4-wheel-drive vehicles can negotiate the rough roads around the ranch.
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    1. a.
      to successfully deal with something that is preventing you from achieving a goal
      He’d given up trying to negotiate the labyrinth of Washington politics.

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negotiator

noun [countable]
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singularnegotiator
pluralnegotiators
Negotiators for both sides agreed to meet again tomorrow.

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