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negotiate (with someone or something) (over someone or something)

 and negotiate (with someone or something) (about someone or something)
to bargain with someone or a group about someone or something. We decided to negotiate with them over the terms of the contract. We want to negotiate with them about the cost of the goods. They refused to negotiate with our purchasing agent.
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The MILF central committee held an emergency meeting but has not yet given its response to its negotiators, he said.
The Malian negotiator dismissed earlier reports that the hostage-takers were seeking a ransom.
On the high seas, negotiators tried to facilitate the safe retrieval of a ship captain after he was captured by Somali pirates.
He added: "The police said the man was being suicidal so we attended while the police negotiator talked to him.
Every decision we make as negotiators goes through a chain of command.
Active listening skills are specific communication techniques designed to demonstrate understanding, encourage the subject to talk and verbally vent emotions, and build rapport between the individual and the negotiator.
I became a hostage negotiator because I thought there was an alternative to firearms,'' he says.
National office staff and church negotiators had no illusions back in November of being home free once they'd penned the accord.
A talented negotiator thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of his or her position before commencing any bargaining session.
But much of the success of great negotiators comes from a complete attentiveness to the process of the deal.
Almost invariably, it is best to exclude the top physician executive from the negotiating table, but to include knowledgeable doctor managers to advise the professional negotiator engaged for this purpose.
As any climate change negotiator will tell you, applying carbon sinks toward an emissions reduction agreement is exquisitely complicated.
The negotiator no longer has to focus on the outcome, which may be a long way off.
We told them (Japanese negotiators) we do not recognize the list and so they should not use it as the basis for negotiations," the newspaper quoted a Chinese negotiator as saying.
Harmonica Hank" was a skilled negotiator who used situations to his advantage and shifted ground well.