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broker  (ˈbrəʊkə



  1. an agent who, acting on behalf of a principal, buys or sells goods, securities, etc, in return for a commission   ⇒ insurance broker
  2. (formerly) short for stockbroker
  3. a dealer in second-hand goods


  1. to act as a broker (in)

Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-French brocour broacher (of casks, hence, one who sells, agent), from Old Northern French broquier to tap a cask, from broque tap of a cask; see broach1


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= organize, run, plan, set up, arrange, construct, put together, get together, marshal, get going, coordinate

Translations for 'broker'

  • British English: broker A broker is a person whose job is to buy and sell shares, foreign money, or goods for other people.ˈbrəʊkə NOUN
  • Arabic: سِمْسار
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corretor de valores corretora de valores
  • Chinese: 经纪人
  • Croatian: mešetar
  • Czech: makléř makléřka
  • Danish: mægler
  • Dutch: effectenmakelaar
  • European Spanish: agentebolsa
  • Finnish: välittäjä
  • French: courtier
  • German: Makler Maklerin
  • Greek: μεσίτης μεσίτρια
  • Italian: mediatore
  • Japanese: ブローカー
  • Korean: 중개인
  • Norwegian: megler
  • Polish: makler
  • Portuguese: corretor de valores corretora de valores
  • Romanian: broker brokeri
  • Russian: маклер
  • Spanish: agenteCorredor de bolsa
  • Swedish: mäklare
  • Thai: นายหน้า
  • Turkish: komisyoncu
  • Ukrainian: брокер
  • Vietnamese: người môi giới
  • British English: broker If a country or government brokers an agreement, a ceasefire, or a round of talks, they try to negotiate or arrange it. VERBThey brokered a peace in the country at the end of March.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: negociar
  • Chinese: 斡旋
  • European Spanish: negociar
  • French: négocier
  • German: vermitteln
  • Italian: mediare
  • Japanese: 調停する
  • Korean: 중재하다
  • Portuguese: negociar
  • Spanish: negociar

Example Sentences Including 'broker'

He said the man was a broker , it was his job to be anxious.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
As a management broker , he had advised the directors and shareholders to divide the company into two.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life
There was a fax waiting for me from Josh, my financial broker friend.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)


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