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renegotiate

[ree-ni-goh-shee-eyt] /ˌri nɪˈgoʊ ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), renegotiated, renegotiating.
1.
to negotiate again, as a loan, treaty, etc.
2.
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.
3.
to negotiate anew.
4.
to reexamine the costs and profits involved in a government contract for adjustment purposes.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; re- + negotiate
Related forms
renegotiable
[ree-ni-goh-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l] /ˌri nɪˈgoʊ ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
renegotiation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for renegotiate

renegotiate

/ˌriːnɪˈɡəʊʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
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
v.

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

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