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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The GOP group unveiled the details of their counterproposal on Monday morning. Sarah Kolinovsky, ABC News, 1 Feb. 2021 Union teams were up late Monday and Tuesday to give the university a counterproposal and availability for bargaining this week has depended largely on the federal mediators' schedule, Huang said. Bynadine El-bawab, ABC News, 8 Dec. 2022 The union in a statement said the board failed to respond to a counterproposal and didn’t offer any proposals during this month’s talks, leading its members to initiate a strike. Isabelle Sarraf, WSJ, 22 Aug. 2022 The committee unanimously endorsed Hutt and declined to approve a counterproposal from three councilmembers — Bonin, Rodriguez and Marqueece Harris-Dawson — to initiate a more extensive 60-day search. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2022 Angle issued a counterproposal of $61 per share the next day, which Amazon agreed to. Anissa Gardizy,, 26 Aug. 2022 The union waited until early this month to present a 20-round counterproposal. Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 The seven-page counterproposal touches upon a range of issues, including special education, transportation, and low-performing schools. James Vaznis,, 26 May 2022 To get buses to run punctually, the counterproposal cites a new driver contract that cracks down on absenteeism as one remedy. James Vaznis,, 26 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterproposal was in 1885

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“Counterproposal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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