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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ne·go·ti·ate /nɪˈgoʃiˌet, &dɪvɪdɛ;si-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ne·go·ti·ate v. i.
 1. To transact business; to carry on trade. [Obs.]
 2. To treat with another respecting purchase and sale or some business affair; to bargain or trade; as, to negotiate with a man for the purchase of goods or a farm.
 3. To hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, convention, or other proposed agreement; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce; to conduct communications or conferences.
 He that negotiates between God and man
 Is God's ambassador.   --Cowper.
 4. To intrigue; to scheme. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    Constantinople had negotiated in the isles of the Archipelago . . . the most indispensable supplies.   --Gibbon.
 2. To transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of commercial law; to sell; to pass.
    The notes were not negotiated to them in the usual course of business or trade.   --Kent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : discuss the terms of an arrangement; "They negotiated the
          sale of the house" [syn: negociate, talk terms]