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1. One that acts as an agent for others, as in negotiating contracts, purchases, or sales in return for a fee or commission.
2. A stockbroker.
3. A power broker.
tr.v. bro·kered, bro·ker·ing, bro·kers
To arrange or manage as a broker: broker an agreement among opposing factions.
[Middle English brokour, from Anglo-Norman brocour, abrocour; akin to Spanish alboroque, ceremonial gift at conclusion of business deal, from Arabic al-barka, the blessing, colloquial variant of al-baraka : al-, the + baraka, blessing, divine favor (from bāraka, to bless; see brk in Semitic roots).]
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1. (Stock Exchange) an agent who, acting on behalf of a principal, buys or sells goods, securities, etc, in return for a commission: insurance broker.
2. (Stock Exchange) (formerly) short for stockbroker
3. (Professions) a dealer in second-hand goods
(Stock Exchange) to act as a broker (in)
[C14: from Anglo-French brocour broacher (of casks, hence, one who sells, agent), from Old Northern French broquier to tap a cask, from broque tap of a cask; see broach1]
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1. an agent who buys or sells for a principal on a commission basis.
2. a person who acts as an intermediary in arranging marriages, negotiating agreements, etc.
4. to act as a broker for: to broker the sale of a house.
5. to negotiate, arrange, or manipulate as a broker: a presidential nomination brokered by party pros; a brokered political convention.v.i.
6. to act as a broker.
[1350–1400; Middle English broco(u)r < Anglo-French broco(u)r, abrocour middleman]
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broker- Originally, a broker or brokour bought wine cheaply in quantity and sold it at a profit; broker came to mean any retailer who did this, or a middleman/agent.
See also related terms for profit.
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Past participle: brokered
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|Noun||1.||broker - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission|
brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm - a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller
auctioneer - an agent who conducts an auction
estate agent, house agent, land agent, real estate agent, real estate broker - a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land; "in England they call a real estate agent a land agent"
ship broker - an agent for the ship owner; obtains cargo and may arrange for its loading or discharge
stockbroker - an agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds
syndic - one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions
travel agent - someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers
|Verb||1.||broker - act as a broker|
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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سِمْسارسِمْسار، وَكيلٌ تِجاري
người môi giới
B. VT [+ deal, agreement] → negociar
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n (St Ex, Fin, real estate) → Makler m; yachting broker → Bootshändler m
vt deal, agreement → aushandeln
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a person employed to buy and sell (especially shares etc) for others. an insurance broker; a stockbroker. makelaar سِمْسار، وَكيلٌ تِجاري посредник corretor jednatel, makléř der Makler mægler μεσίτης, χρηματιστής corredor/agente de bolsa maakler دلال؛ کارگذار kaupanvälittäjä courtier סוֹכֵן מְניוֹת दलाल broker alkusz, bróker pialang intermediario, mediatore; agente di cambio 仲買人 중개인 brokeris (biržas) mākleris; starpnieks; apdrošināšanas aģents broker makelaarmeklermakler دلال، کارپیداکوونکی corretor broker, agent de bursă брокер sprostredkovateľ, maklér posrednik broker mäklare นายหน้า komisyoncu, simsar 經紀人 брокер دلال người môi giới 经纪人
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
broker→ سِمْسار makléř mægler Makler μεσίτης agente välittäjä courtier mešetar mediatore ブローカー 중개인 effectenmakelaar megler makler corretor de valores маклер mäklare นายหน้า komisyoncu người môi giới 经纪人
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