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American English: /nəˈɡoʊʃiˌeɪt/
British English: /nɪˈɡəʊʃɪeɪt/

Translation of negotiate in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (confer, talk) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2
    also: negotiating present participle (before noun)
    encargado de las negociaciones
    the negotiating table
    la mesa negociadora or de negociaciones
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • 2 (pass, deal with)
    they negotiated the rocky path
    salvaron or pasaron el camino rocoso
    she had difficulty negotiating the stairs
    le costó subir las escaleras
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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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