Word of the Day – 18/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


NEGOTIATE(Verb)
/nɪˈɡəʊʃɪeɪt/

Meaning:
Obtain or bring about by discussion; try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion.
Find a way over or through (an obstacle or difficult route).
Transfer (a cheque, bill, or other document) to the legal ownership of another person, who thus becomes entitled to any benefit.

Usage:
The customer wanted to negotiate over the price.
The organization can negotiate a loan based on its assets and future contracts.
She cautiously negotiated the hairpin bend.
When the payee transfers or negotiates a bill, he is generally asked to indorse it.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/negotiate


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


BOTTOM LINE

Meaning:
The most important part of something; the most important thing to consider.
The final result or outcome
A company’s profits or losses

Usage:
The bottom line is that people’s health is at risk if they smoke.
The bottom line is what counts in most companies these days.
Of course, we are taught that integrity is an important value and is, in fact, the bottom line of morality in society.