Definition of broker in English:


Line breaks: bro¦ker
Pronunciation: /ˈbrəʊkə



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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.
    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


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


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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