coun·​ter·​pro·​pos·​al | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-prə-ˌpō-zəl How to pronounce counterproposal (audio) \

Definition of counterproposal

: a return proposal made by one who has rejected a proposal

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Recent Examples on the Web Kennedy said Fox Point's counterproposal did not interest his board, which would prefer rent credits over cash payments. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Glendale has decided to withdraw from the North Shore Library in 2023 over funding disagreements," 26 Aug. 2020 Drug makers did provide the White House with a counterproposal to avert the favored nations executive order last week, according to Politico. Anna Edney,, "Pharma Lobby Disputes Trump’s Claim That Drug Companies Are Negotiating," 1 Sep. 2020 The counterproposal offered Glendale $75,000 in annual rent starting in 2036, when the existing lease expires. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Glendale has decided to withdraw from the North Shore Library in 2023 over funding disagreements," 26 Aug. 2020 Congressional Republicans have argued against supporting relief measures that would increase budget deficits, and Senate Republican leaders have backed a $1 trillion counterproposal to the HEROES Act. al, "Sen. Doug Jones and Alabama economist, push for renewing $600 jobless benefit," 6 Aug. 2020 Senate Republicans released a $1 trillion counterproposal on Monday, which was criticized by some conservative lawmakers for being misguided and expensive. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "'It's a condescension': Pelosi slams White House over deadlock in COVID-19 relief negotiations and $600 unemployment benefits," 3 Aug. 2020 Players’ counterproposal scuttles hope for a quick deal to start an MLB season. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: A sigh of relief — for now — for Dreamers," 19 June 2020 Well, here is a counterproposal: Nobody needs to see this president’s exam results except the president and his doctors. Adam Rogers, Wired, "No, You Don't Need to See President Trump's Medical Records," 19 June 2020 The union's counterproposal called for a 70-game schedule, 10 more games than ownership's proposal made the day after Manfred and Clark met. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MLB owners, players remain at odds over how many games would be played in 2020 season," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of counterproposal

1885, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

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“Counterproposal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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