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counteroffer

[koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er, koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er] /ˌkaʊn tərˈɔ fər, -ˈɒf ər, ˈkaʊn tərˌɔ fər, -ˌɒf ər/
noun
1.
an offer or proposal made to offset or substitute for an earlier offer made by another.
Origin of counteroffer
1780-1790
1780-90; counter- + offer
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counteroffer

/ˈkaʊntərˌɒfə/
noun
1.
a response to a bid in which a seller amends his original offer, making it more favourable to the buyer
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Word Origin and History for counteroffer
n.

1788, from counter- + offer (n.).

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