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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 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 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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Rather than supply answers, the tutor responded with a scaffolding question that is negotiatory and might lead to an extended response from the student.
Excerpt 8 shows that typical IRE patterns can have pedagogical value: they can posit a topic that requires student thinking--in this case about rewording an unclear sentence--and thus provide a foundation for negotiatory questions to come.
I selected this particular course for two primary reasons: First, the topic of the course seemed particularly conducive to cultivating a questioning classroom environment with prospective teachers, which I thought would help maximize the negotiatory dynamics that would emerge.
To capture as full a range of perspectives as possible, I purposefully selected the students that I interviewed based on their engagement with negotiatory processes in the class, distributed as evenly as possible across, first, those who embraced and those who rejected negotiatory processes, followed by gender, ethnicity, and academic discipline, in that order.
Once established on the outer marches of the province, they managed to assert an intermediate negotiatory identity.
Determining the scope of these job circles is in fact an important part of the negotiatory process.
NPCA believes Watson and other prospectors attain a negotiatory toehold because of the lax and antiquated 1872 Mining Law, which governs - without exacting appropriate royalties or enforcing environmental standards - the extraction of hardrock minerals from parks and public lands.
The myth of marriage as a kind of "pageant" -- of life events bound by expectations and appearances -- evolved into a recognition of "marriage as process." Not wedded bliss, "but a sustained negotiatory association between two creatures who speak, at best, only pidgin versions of each other's language," she writes.
The character of bargaining has also changed, with more individualistic treatment of employees and with trade unions relegated more to a consultative than negotiatory role on non-pay matters.
Chesnutt's irony here is more far-reaching than we might at first realize for, in it, he recognizes his own position to be situated within the discourse he critiques, and he produces the negotiatory space that Homi Bhabha describes as