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Negotiate

To conduct business transactions; to deal with another individual in regard to a purchase and sale; to bargain or trade. To conclude by way of agreement, bargain, or compact. To transfer a negotiable instrument, such as a promissory note, or other Commercial Paper.

negotiate

verb accommodate, arbitrate, arrange for, bargain, bid for, bring to terms, come to terms, dicker, haggle, hurdle, intercede, intermediate, make peace, make terms, mediate, meet halfway, parley, referee, settle, settle disputes, straighten out, surmount, transact, umpire, work out
See also: agree, arbitrate, assign, close, compromise, confer, consult, deal, debate, deliberate, dicker, discuss, haggle, intercede, judge, lobby, mediate, process, reconcile, settle, trade, transact, treat

negotiate

to transfer (used of bills of exchange). The usual method is by endorsing (signing) the back of the document.
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In an instant I guessed that it was a secret exit from the room, and so I paused that he might have an opportunity to negotiate it, for I cared nothing to take the life of this poor servitor--all I craved was a clear road in pursuit of Dejah Thoris, my long-lost princess.
Jack went out to get a napoleon changed, so as to have money suited to the general cheapness of things, and came back and said he bad "swamped the bank, had bought eleven quarts of coin, and the head of the firm had gone on the street to negotiate for the balance of the change.
He could not well negotiate the trees with his awkward burden, but he kept to the trails, and so made fairly good time.
On the morrow, Aramis, who was setting out for Madrid, to negotiate the neutrality of Spain, came to embrace D'Artagnan at his hotel.
Because they were papers that he could not negotiate.
After the smashing of the City Hall and Post-Office, the white flag had been hoisted from a tower of the old Park Row building, and thither had gone Mayor O'Hagen, urged thither indeed by the terror-stricken property owners of lower New York, to negotiate the capitulation with Von Winterfeld.
These gentlemen ride onto the bridge alone and wave white handkerchiefs; they assure the officer on duty that they, the marshals, are on their way to negotiate with Prince Auersperg.
Some of the buildings wouldn't have been so easy to negotiate.
I was so small that, in order to negotiate the pail, I sat down and gathered it into my lap.
Will you take the money--down, mind; no delay, no going into the city and pretending to negotiate with some other party who has no existence, and never had.
Just then there arose a slight commotion on the other side of me, occasioned by Miss Wilson's coming to negotiate an exchange of seats with Rose.
Indeed, brother, you would make a fine plenipo to negotiate with the French.