Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

negotiate

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb negotiate pronunciation in British English /nɪˈɡəʊʃieɪt/
Word Forms
Close
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 here.

    1. a.
      to successfully deal with something that is preventing you from achieving an aim

      He’d given up trying to negotiate the labyrinth of Westminster politics.

derived word

negotiator

noun [countable]
Word Forms
Close
singularnegotiator
pluralnegotiators

Negotiators for both sides agreed to meet again tomorrow.

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog