coun·​ter·​pro·​pos·​al ˈkau̇n-tər-prə-ˌpō-zəl How to pronounce counterproposal (audio)
: a return proposal made by one who has rejected a proposal

Examples of counterproposal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the State Department said what Hamas had actually done was issue a counterproposal. Shannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 9 May 2024 At the urging of Mayor Frank Zeidler, the union made its own counterproposal, but the breweries rejected that, too. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 The special committee is expected to begin a formal process with Sony/Apollo that will need time to facilitate meetings, data exchanges, proposals and counterproposals. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 5 May 2024 Hamas offered fewer than 20 hostages in the latest counterproposal for a truce, CNN reported. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 When Blinken walked into the meeting with Al Thani, the emir passed around the counterproposal to go over the details with the U.S. delegation. NBC News, 8 Feb. 2024 Related Stories The Condé Union further alleges that the company did not provide any counterproposals on union asks from the previous week — on remote work and paid time off, for instance — during Tuesday’s meeting on Zoom, which management apparently ended abruptly. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2024 In response to a framework agreement presented by negotiators in Paris at the end of last month, Hamas presented a counterproposal that envisaged a three-stage process over four-and-a-half months. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 The militant group’s counterproposal is less definitive about an immediate, permanent cease-fire — one of the reasons some officials familiar with the negotiations are touting progress in the talks. Susannah George, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterproposal was in 1885

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“Counterproposal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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