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negotiate (with one) about (something)

To confer with one or a group so as to reach an agreement about some issue according to particular terms; to bargain with one about something. I'm negotiating with my employers about a possible pay raise. The union and management are negotiating about employees' benefits.
See also: negotiate

negotiate (with one) over (something)

To confer with one or a group so as to reach an agreement about some issue according to particular terms; to bargain with one about something. I'm negotiating with my employers over a possible pay raise. The union and management are negotiating over employees' benefits.
See also: negotiate, over

negotiate with (one)

To confer with one or a group so as to reach an agreement according to particular terms; to bargain with one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "negotiate" and "with" to specify what is being negotiated. We have made it perfectly clear that our government with not negotiate with terrorists! I'm trying to negotiate a pay raise with my employers. There's no use trying to negotiate with him—he's completely inflexible once his mind's made up.
See also: negotiate

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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ITEM: The Oregonian for November 28 called for Congress to authorize Medicare "to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower medicine prices." Drug companies, editorialized the paper, "toss out several unconvincing arguments against allowing Medicare to negotiate with them.
ITEM: An Associated Press article in the San Diego Union-Tribune for December 8 reported: "Seniors strongly support a plan to let the federal government negotiate drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries, a new poll suggests....
However, it is right to negotiate with "terrorists", for out of it eventually came the Good Friday peace process.
When politicians speak of nonnegotiation, it is primarily fo r public consumption because, if it were a member of the Royal Family or Blair's son held captive, negotiate they would.
When politicians speak of nonnegotiation it is primarily for public consumption because if it were a member of the royal family or Blair's son held captive, negotiate they would.
How do you negotiate, or come to terms with, rapture?
It demonstrates the human capacity to negotiate, to mediate, to connect.
Because the labor relations department negotiates the contract calling for participation in the plan, it becomes the link among the company, the trustees, and the unions.
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