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Syllabification: bro·ker
Pronunciation: /ˈbrōkər

Definition of broker in English:


A person who buys and sells goods or assets for others.
Example sentences
  • The sales team pushes back at Wilkes, arguing that the new products undercut their efforts to sell brokers and lenders on the exchange.
  • According to Dowling, there is a ‘hit list’ of solicitors, accountants, valuers and brokers that lenders avoid.
  • Anyone considering PHI should be careful about the broker they choose as brokers don't always sell products from all insurers in the market.
dealer, agent;
middleman, intermediary, mediator;


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Arrange or negotiate (a settlement, deal, or plan): fighting continued despite attempts to broker a ceasefire
More example sentences
  • Once again, it should take the lead in brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
  • If, for example, the deal with Pakistan holds it could bring the country back in from the cold and offers the possibility of brokering an agreement with India over Kashmir.
  • He grew up in an era when Cork had brokered a power sharing agreement with Kerry, though never claiming absolute supremacy.
arrange, organize, orchestrate, work out, settle, clinch, bring about;
negotiate, mediate


Middle English (denoting a retailer or peddler): from Anglo-Norman French brocour, of unknown ultimate origin.

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