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

Examples of counterproposal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On another matter regarding police vehicle maintenance, the union offered a counterproposal in case new police vehicles are unavailable to buy amid an ongoing computer chip shortage affecting automakers worldwide. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Oct. 2021 Under a counterproposal presented last week to the city by the police union, police officers would provide either proof of vaccination or proof of a weekly negative coronavirus test. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2021 Bowser voiced her opposition to the council’s counterproposal during a public appearance Tuesday, just before the legislature began its meeting. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 Republicans have balked at his plans and this week offered a counterproposal on infrastructure that is only a fraction the size of what Mr. Biden wants to spend. New York Times, 23 Apr. 2021 Zaletel, chair of the committee on housing and homelessness, and member Forrest Dunbar, who lost to Bronson in the runoff race for mayor, sponsored the counterproposal. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2021 In a bid to jumpstart the negotiations, the administration lowered their proposal to $1.7 trillion this week and said the ball is now in the GOP's court to come up with a counterproposal. ABC News, 23 May 2021 The counterproposal, laid on the table during Tuesday’s Assembly meeting, was also killed when the Assembly refused to move Bronson’s proposal forward. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2021 First, under his counterproposal, each state would be required to conduct two weeks of early voting. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of counterproposal

1885, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2021

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“Counterproposal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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