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negotiateverb

uk   /nəˈɡəʊ.ʃi.eɪt/  us   /-ˈɡoʊ-/

negotiate verb (DISCUSS)

C1 [I or T] to have formal discussions with someone in order to reach an agreement with them: The government has refused to negotiate with the strikers. I'm negotiating for a new contract. I've managed to negotiate (= get by discussion) a five percent pay increase with my boss.
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negotiate verb (MANAGE TO DO)

[T] to manage to travel along a difficult route: The only way to negotiate the muddy hillside is on foot. [T] to deal with something difficult: The company's had some tricky problems to negotiate in its first year in business.

negotiate verb (EXCHANGE)

[T] specialized finance & economics to get or give an amount of money in exchange for a financial document of the same value
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