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broker

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrəʊkə
 
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Definition of broker in English:

noun

A person who buys and sells goods or assets for others: the centralized lenders operate through brokers Compare with broker-dealer.
More 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.
Synonyms

verb

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Arrange or negotiate (an agreement): fighting continued despite attempts to broker a ceasefire
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  • 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.
Synonyms
arrange, organize, orchestrate, work out, thrash out, hammer out, settle, clinch, contract, pull off, bring off/about;
negotiate, mediate, arbitrate, act as go-between
informal sort out, swing

Origin

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

Usage

The term broker was officially replaced in the UK Stock Exchange by broker-dealer in 1986, broker-dealers being entitled to act both as agents and principals in share dealings.

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