(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. accomplish, arrange; bargain, dicker, contract, overcome, achieve, effect; informal, handle. See barter, compromise.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make arrangements for]
Syn. arrange, bargain, confer, consult, parley, transact, mediate, make peace, contract, settle, adjust, conciliate, concert, accommodate, bring to terms, make terms, make the best of, treat with, moderate, umpire, referee, work out, dicker*, haggle*, bury the hatchet*; see also arbitrate .
2. [To transfer]
Syn. barter, allocate, transmit; see assign 1 , sell 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. bargain deal, dicker, haggle, arbitrate, mediate, settle, arrange, transact, conciliate, compromise, come to terms, finagle, work out, *give one's shirt but keep one's pants, *hash out a deal.
2. pass through or over surmount, get around, cross, clear, forge through, ford, maneuver, step nimbly around.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To argue about the terms, as of a sale: bargain, dicker, haggle, higgle, huckster, palter. See AGREE. 2. To bring about or come to an agreement concerning: arrange, conclude, fix, set1, settle. See AGREE. 3. To pass by or over safely or successfully: clear, hurdle, surmount. See THRIVE.

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