›[I]MEETINGSto have formal discussions with someone in order to reach agreement: The dealers who negotiate on behalf of clients are known as commodity brokers.negotiate with sb/sthThe merger agreement requires that we don't negotiate with any other company.negotiate for sthHe is negotiating for higher royalties from the record company.negotiate on/over sthUnions are negotiating over pensions.negotiate to do sthThe company is negotiating to buy a multi-million dollar stake in one of the world's biggest oil fields.
›[T]MEETINGSto achieve, arrange, or agree to something by having formal discussions with someone: negotiate a contract/deal/settlementThe unions should take the opportunity to negotiate further pay deals as soon as possible.negotiate a discount/fee/priceRetailers should be allowed to negotiate prices directly with producers.
›[T]BANKING, FINANCEto discuss the details of borrowing money from a bank, etc. such as how much they will lend you and what rate of interest you will pay: negotiate financing/a loan/a mortgageThe organization can negotiate a loan based on its assets and future contracts.
›[T]FINANCE, BANKINGto get or give a sum of money in exchange for a financial document of the same value: negotiate a bill of exchange/a chequeWe can negotiate any single cheque up to the value of £2000.
›[T]to deal with something difficult: The company has had some difficult problems to negotiate in its first year of business.