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This is from a TIME article.

“There were even times at the beginning where I was negotiating down the percentages of the Ether distribution that both myself and the other top-level founders would get, in order to be more egalitarian. That did make them upset.”

I wonder if 'negotiate down' has the same meaning as 'bargain down' which means 'To agree to pay a lower price for something'.

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They do mean the same thing and they can be used interchangeably. But "negotiate" is generally used in more formal/businesslike/high stakes situations. "Bargaining" or even "haggling" is more typically used when, for example, talking about trying to get a cheaper price in a shop/store/market.

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  • Thank you very much.
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    Commented Apr 12, 2022 at 7:21

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