If you're told that a price is negotiable, that means you can talk it over until you reach an agreement. So don't start with your highest offer.

Negotiable can also mean that a road or path can be used. Since the avalanche, you've found that many of the local roads are no longer negotiable. If you can pass on a possession to someone else, making them the owner, then it's said to be negotiable. The "t" in negotiable is pronounced "sh."

Definitions of negotiable
  1. adjective
    able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise
    negotiable demands”
    synonyms: on the table
    capable of being changed
  2. adjective
    capable of being passed or negotiated
    “a negotiable road”
    able to be passed or traversed or crossed
  3. adjective
    legally transferable to the ownership of another
    negotiable bonds”
    synonyms: assignable, conveyable, transferable, transferrable
    transferable to another owner
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