Definition of negotiation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɡəʊʃiˈeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡoʊʃiˈeɪʃn//
[countable, usually plural, uncountable] International relations, Business deals, Peacekeeping, Terrorism
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formal discussion between people who are trying to reach an agreement peace/trade/wage, etc. negotiations They begin another round of negotiations today. to enter into/open/conduct negotiations with somebody The rent is a matter for negotiation between the landlord and the tenant. A contract is prepared in negotiation with our clients. The issue is still under negotiation. The price is generally open to negotiation. Wordfinderacquisition, bid, broker, contract, deal, merger, negotiation, offer, proposal, takeover CollocationsInternational relationsTrade facilitate/​regulate trade (with other countries) form/​join a trading bloc live in/​compete in a global/​the world economy support/​promote free trade adopt/​call for/​oppose protectionist measures erect/​impose/​reduce/​remove trade barriers impose/​lift/​raise/​eliminate import tariffs (on something) have/​run a huge/​large/​growing trade surplus/​deficit embrace/​resist/​drive globalizationPolitics and law conduct/​handle/​talk about/​discuss foreign policy pursue an aggressive/​a hawkish foreign policy require/​use/​conduct diplomacy establish/​break off/​sever/​restore diplomatic relations foster/​promote/​strengthen regional cooperation facilitate/​achieve economic/​political integration exercise/​defend/​protect/​transfer/​restore/​regain national/​state/​full/​limited sovereignty consolidate/​extend/​lose/​retain your power (in the region) hold/​maintain/​change/​alter/​shift/​be a shift in the balance of power (in the region) cause/​create/​open/​expose/​heal/​repair a deep/​growing/​major/​serious rift between X and YMeetings and agreements have/​hold/​host/​attend an international conference/​an economic forum/​a G20 summit launch a new round of global/​multilateral/​world trade negotiations send/​head/​lead/​meet a high-level/​an official/​a trade delegation begin/​start/​continue/​resume peace talks be committed to/​be opposed to/​disrupt/​undermine/​derail/​sabotage the peace process negotiate/​achieve a lasting political settlement broker/​sign a peace deal/​agreement/​treatyConflict be/​constitute/​pose a threat to global security compromise/​endanger/​protect national security justify/​be in favour of/ (especially US English) be in favor of/​be against military intervention threaten/​authorize/​launch/​take/​support/​oppose unilateral/​pre-emptive military action impose/​enforce/​lift/​end economic sanctions/​an arms embargo/​a naval blockade close/​protect/​secure/​patrol the border lead/​be involved in a peacekeeping operationAid negotiate/​announce a $15 billion aid package/​an economic stimulus package send/​provide/​request/​cut off military aid bring/​provide emergency/​humanitarian relief deliver/​distribute medical supplies/(British English) food parcels fund/​run a foreign/​a local/​an international NGO reduce/​eradicate child/​global/​world poverty See related entries: International relations, Business deals, Peacekeeping, Terrorism Word Origin late 15th cent. (denoting an act of dealing with another person): from Latin negotiatio(n-), from the verb negotiari, from negotium ‘business’, from neg- ‘not’ + otium ‘leisure’.Extra examples Compromise is reached by a process of negotiation. Contracts are under negotiation. It’s time for some serious negotiation. Leading those negotiations is Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Negotiations continued all day to avert a strike. Negotiations were conducted in secret. Rents are agreed by negotiation. She is in negotiation with other heads of state on the question of oil prices. The alliance is the product of months of negotiation between the two parties. The final price is open to negotiation. The problem is not the negotiations for a contract. The problem should be resolved through negotiation. There is considerable room for negotiation on some of the details. They signed the treaty after several years of negotiation. They wanted to bring the conflicting parties back to the negotiation table. Union negotiations take place behind closed doors. international negotiations on reducing carbon emissions negotiations over the number of houses to be built negotiations with the other side the negotiation of a new contract The issue is still under negotiation. The rent is a matter for negotiation between the landlord and tenant. peace/​trade/​wage negotiations
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