Word of the Day – Negotiate

Word of the Day : November 17, 2021


verb nih-GOH-shee-ayt

What It Means

Negotiate means “to deal with or bring about through discussion or compromise.” It also means, for people and things in motion, “to get through, around, or over successfully.”

// The parties negotiated an agreement.

// The slope is designed for an experienced skier who can negotiate unpredictable terrain.

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“… unionized workers are in better position now to negotiate higher wages….” — Dave Flessner, The Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times Free Press, 19 Oct. 2021

Did You Know?

Negotiate comes from Latin negōtiārī, meaning “to carry on business,” and the word shares that meaning. In English, it can also mean “to successfully travel along or over.”