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v. ne·go·ti·at·ed, ne·go·ti·at·ing, ne·go·ti·ates
To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement: "It is difficult to negotiate where neither will trust" (Samuel Johnson).
1. To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement: negotiate a contract.
2. To transfer (an instrument, such as a promissory note) to another party by means of endorsement.
a. To succeed in going over or through: negotiate a sharp curve.
b. To succeed in accomplishing or managing: negotiate a difficult musical passage.

[Latin negōtiārī, negōtiāt-, to transact business, from negōtium, business : neg-, not; see ne in Indo-European roots + ōtium, leisure.]

ne·go′ti·a′tor n.
ne·go′tia·to′ry (-shə-tôr′ē, -shē-ə-) adj.


of or pertaining to negotiation
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Interpersonal Particles are associated with MOOD and MODALITY, being part of the function Negotiatory Element (+Subject; +Finite; +Mood Adjuncts; +Particles), realized by nominal, verbal, adverbial and particle groups (see Tableau 1).
However, unlike leading questions, scaffolding questions vary in their directiveness (and concomitantly vary in their syntactic form) and may elicit negotiatory responses.
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1 This stands in sharp contrast to the kind of theory of reference consisting of "naming, truth, denotation (or truth-of), and extension" as proposed by Quine (1963: 130) and less so to the negotiatory account given by Evans (1982).