—v.i. to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
—v.t. 1. to arrange for or bring about by discussion and settlement of terms: to negotiate a loan. 2. to manage; transact; conduct: He negotiated an important business deal. 3. to move through, around, or over in a satisfactory manner: to negotiate a difficult dance step without tripping: to negotiate sharp curves. 4. to transfer (a draft, promissory note, etc.) to a new owner by endorsement and delivery or by delivery.