|Origin:||, past participle of negotiari 'to do business', from negotium 'business', from neg- 'not' + otium 'time for relaxing'|
ne‧go‧ti‧ate S3 W3
1 [intransitive and transitive]B
to discuss something in order to reach an agreement, especially in business or politics
The government refuses to negotiate with terrorists.
negotiate an agreement/contract etc
Union leaders have negotiated an agreement for a shorter working week.
His first aim is to get the warring parties back to the negotiating table (=discussing something).
to succeed in getting past or over a difficult place on a path, road etc:
Guido swung the steering-wheel round to negotiate a corner.