Negotiate vs Higgler - What's the difference?

negotiate | higgler |


As a verb negotiate

is to confer with others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.

As a noun higgler is

(archaic) a person who trades in dairy, poultry, and small game animals.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

negotiate

English

(Negotiation)

Verb

(negotiat)
  • To confer with others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.
  • * 1963 , , to the eight fellow clergymen who opposed the civil rights action, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait
  • "You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue."
  • To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Timothy Garton Ash)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli , passage=Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe.
  • To succeed in coping with, or getting over something.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 29, author=Kevin Mitchell, work=the Guardian
  • , title= Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau , passage=Novak Djokovic earlier had negotiated his own tricky passage through the fifth day.}}
  • (obsolete) To transact business; to carry on trade.
  • (Hammond)
  • (obsolete) To intrigue; to scheme.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    Derived terms

    * negotiable * negotiation * negotiator * negotiatory

    higgler

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A person who trades in dairy, poultry, and small game animals.
  • A person who haggles or negotiates for lower prices.
  • Quotations

    * 1749 — , Book III ch x *: He was, besides, the best sacrifice the higgler could make, as he had supplied him with no game since; and by this means the witness had an opportunity of screening his better customers:

    Synonyms

    * (trader in dairy and poultry): wrangler * (person who haggles): haggler, wrangler