Translation of negotiate in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /nɪˈgəʊʃieɪt/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (confer, talk) negociar after months of negotiating tras meses de negociaciones the delegates will negotiate over the terms of the agreement los delegados negociarán los términos del acuerdo
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    • The United Forum of Bank Unions has been negotiating for a new agreement with Indian Banks Association since July 2 but has failed to reach a settlement.
    • The court rules encourage both sides to negotiate and reach agreement wherever possible.
    • That matrix was the background to the commercial adventure that formed the subject matter of the contract, not the mechanism by which the parties set about negotiating and reaching agreement.
    (negotiating present participle/participio presente (before noun/delante del nombre))
    [team/committee] negociador, encargado de las negociaciones the negotiating table la mesa negociadora or de negociaciones

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 (pass, deal with) [obstacle] sortear, salvar; [difficulty] superar they negotiated the rocky path salvaron or pasaron el camino rocoso she had difficulty negotiating the stairs le costó subir las escaleras
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    • Many had difficulty negotiating the cross-drive obstacle, where often it was not until they were almost upon it that is was clear whether the sheep were going through or around the outside.
    • Would you want to be a pedestrian or cyclist using such a street while some of the drivers around here try to negotiate an obstacle course?
    • However, the difficulties of negotiating the political obstacles to further reform of the CAP were clearly demonstrated in November 1995.
  • 3 [Finance] [bill/draft] negociar
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    • For a while the police tried to negotiate a way to bring the 65 year-old cleric out of jail and off to a new cell without confrontation.
    • Rather, they were able to negotiate a settlement with the English which brought their conflict to an end.
    • My father, at last glimpse, cell phone glued to his ear, was negotiating a settlement for some inscrutable business deal.
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    • When the payee transfers or negotiates a bill, he is generally asked to indorse it.
    • There's a resident standing in front of him negotiating his bill.
    • In our submission, that does not amount to drawing, accepting and negotiating a bill of exchange.
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    • He was not involved in negotiating the credit note.

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