* obtain or bring about by discussion.
“he negotiated a new contract with the sellers”
synonyms: arrange, work out, thrash out, hammer out, reach an agreement on, agree on, come to terms about, reach terms on, broker; More

settle, clinch, conclude, contract, pull off, bring off, bring about, transact;
informalsort out, swing
“Peter decided to remain with the company after negotiating a new contract”


try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion.
“they negotiate with the creditor’s so that we could avoid bankruptcy”
synonyms: discuss terms, hold talks, discuss a settlement, talk, consult together, try to reach a compromise, parley, confer, debate; More

mediate, intercede, arbitrate, moderate, conciliate, act as honest broker;
bargain, haggle, wheel and deal, dicker;
formaltreat with someone;
archaicchaffer, palter
“the government refused to negotiate”
  1. 2.
    find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route).
    “she cautiously negotiated the hairpin bend”
    synonyms: get round/past/over, make one’s way round/past/over, make it round/past/over, clear, cross, pass over;


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