01. It took over 3 months of [negotiating] for the union and management to reach a first contract.
02. [Negotiations] between the government and nurses are going well, and hospitals should be back to normal by tomorrow.
03. A police [negotiator] says he has worked out a deal for the release of 3 hostages being held by a man described as emotionally unstable.
04. The union is in the middle of [negotiations] with the administration in an effort to avoid a strike.
05. We're planning on [renegotiating] the mortgage on our house now that interest rates have come down considerably in the last year.
06. The government has [negotiated] a truce with the guerrillas.
07. South African President DeKlerk was successful in [negotiating] a peaceful end to all-white rule in that country.
08. Victor Kiam once said that information is a [negotiator's] greatest weapon.
09. It has been suggested that visible goodwill is the strongest [negotiation] strategy.
10. The workers are [negotiating] a new contract with management.
11. Henry Kissinger was the chief [negotiator] for the United States at the Paris peace talks, where an agreement to end the Vietnam war was reached.
12. Showing anger is one of the worst things you can do during business [negotiations] in Thailand.
13. These discussions have gone on far too long, and the union is not willing to [negotiate] any further.
14. The current borders of the African countries were made by white politicians [negotiating] in the capitals of Europe.
15. In 1922, the British government helped to [negotiate] an agreement on the border between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
16. In Burundi, drinking beer through a straw is important in events such as marriage [negotiations].
17. According to a popular tourist guide, very few travelers manage to [negotiate] sea passage out of Djibouti, as there is no passenger service.
18. An Icelandic proverb notes that need is a bad [negotiator].
19. The salary for this job is [negotiable] depending on your education or experience.
20. Society can be viewed as a process in which human beings construct or [negotiate] social order.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • negotiate — 1 parley, treat, *confer, commune, consult, advise 2 Negotiate, arrange, concert are comparable when they mean to bring about or accomplish by mutual agreement especially after discussion or parley. Negotiate and arrange both imply prior exchange …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Negotiate — Ne*go ti*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Negotiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Negotiating}.] 1. To carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an exchange. [1913 Webster] Constantinople had negotiated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Negotiate — Ne*go ti*ate, v. i. [L. negotiatus, p. p. of negotiari, fr. negotium business; nec not + otium leisure. Cf. {Neglect}.] 1. To transact business; to carry on trade. [Obs.] Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat with another respecting purchase and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • negotiate — [ni gō′shē āt΄, ni gō′sēāt΄] vi. negotiated, negotiating [< L negotiatus, pp. of negotiari, to carry on business < negotium, business < neg , not (see NEGATION) + otium, ease] to confer, bargain, or discuss with a view to reaching… …   English World dictionary

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