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[ree-ni-goh-shee-eyt] /ˌri nɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), renegotiated, renegotiating.
to negotiate again, as a loan, treaty, etc.
to reexamine (a government contract) with a view to eliminating or modifying those provisions found to represent excessive profits to the contractor.
verb (used without object), renegotiated, renegotiating.
to negotiate anew.
to reexamine the costs and profits involved in a government contract for adjustment purposes.
Origin of renegotiate
1930-35; re- + negotiate
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[ree-ni-goh-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l] /ˌri nɪˈgoʊ ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl/ (Show IPA),
renegotiation, noun Unabridged
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  • Persons involved in relationships that have changed for some reason, must renegotiate what to them will be fair.
  • It would be highly impolitic at best to attempt to renegotiate the salary at this point.
  • More likely, we'll see these new media renegotiate the power relationships between individuals and advertisers.
  • US law allows a new owner to renegotiate existing contracts after a purchase, even to reopen collective bargaining.
  • Armed with the results, the would-be buyer can renegotiate or reconsider.
  • The parties shall attempt to renegotiate the invalidated part or provisions.
  • The study also suggests a second reason for the reluctance to renegotiate.
  • The government, in turn, is trying to renegotiate those agreements.
  • The unions have warned, however, that they also want to renegotiate the terms for local suppliers.
  • At the time, it said it planned to renegotiate the contracts of the utilities.
British Dictionary definitions for renegotiate


to negotiate again in order to alter or change previously agreed terms
Derived Forms
renegotiation, noun
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Word Origin and History for renegotiate

1934, from re- "again" + negotiate. Related: Renegotiated; renegotiating.

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