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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But here is a counterproposal: Adaptogens are actually the cryptocurrency of the wellness world. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Adaptogenic dusts, oils, and pills have a veneer of science, but there’s not much evidence to back them up.," 2 Nov. 2018 The next time someone proposes walking across hot coals as an improving ritual, offer as a counterproposal to steal a dorado. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Stepping Out of Character and Starting a New Story," 25 June 2018 Proposals and counterproposals can change rapidly, and typically no terms are finalized on sensitive issues until the entire agreement is concluded. Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, "U.S. Offers Compromise on Autos, Boosting Hopes for Nafta Deal," 13 Apr. 2018 The language in the consensus statement, which included mention of the Paris agreement, was the subject of several rounds of negotiations, with European Union nations and the U.S. trading at least four major proposals and counterproposals. Jonathan Gilbert,, "A Greener Future Starts With Natural Gas, World Energy Chiefs Say," 16 June 2018 Reboyras, an Emanuel ally, immediately responded with not one but two counterproposals that seemed to confuse the issue. Annie Sweeney,, "First public hearing on civilian oversight of CPD abruptly breaks up amid protest," 16 May 2018 The Mexican government, however, is open to a Nafta deal before its July 1 presidential election, and senior Mexican officials are expected to introduce a counterproposal or compromise this week, when talks resume in Washington. William Mauldin, WSJ, "In Nafta Talks, U.S. Pushes Mexico to Raise Wages for Its Auto Workers," 7 May 2018 Viacom didn't immediately comment, but one source said the counterproposal, shared in a letter between independent committees of the companies' board, pushed for a higher price tag. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, "Viacom Makes Counterproposal to CBS Offer," 9 Apr. 2018 The head of the opposition delegation, Julio Borges, urged the government to reconsider and accept the opposition’s counterproposal. Washington Post, "World Digest: Feb. 7, 2018," 7 Feb. 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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