re·​ne·​go·​ti·​ate | \ ˌrē-ni-ˈgō-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce renegotiate (audio) \
renegotiated; renegotiating; renegotiates

Definition of renegotiate

transitive verb

: to negotiate again (as to adjust interest rates or repayments or to get more money) renegotiate a loan renegotiate a contract

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Other Words from renegotiate

renegotiation \ ˌrē-​ni-​ˌgō-​shē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce renegotiation (audio) , -​sē-​ˈā-​ \ noun

Examples of renegotiate in a Sentence

The deal is done. I won't renegotiate.

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The plan sets up a bitter fight with the main auto workers union when GM comes to renegotiate a new four-year contract next year. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "GM Has Overtaken Ford but Investors Haven’t Noticed," 27 Nov. 2018 By having a home inspection contingency in your contract, this protects you as the buyer to renegotiate your offer based on the findings in the inspection report. Dottie Herman, Time, "Everything You Need to Know About Buying Your First Home," 3 July 2018 The United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to NAFTA in the 1990s, and all three countries have worked to renegotiate the deal since Trump became president. Damian Paletta,, "Trump aims to split up NAFTA negotiations, deal with Canada and Mexico separately," 5 June 2018 In other words, Sears’s former CEO and current chair of the board owns the hedge fund that is helping renegotiate its bankruptcy, and will likely be profiting off the company’s debts. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Sears has filed for bankruptcy, but that doesn’t mean it’s shutting down," 15 Oct. 2018 The White House alleges that Iran is violating the pact and wants to renegotiate it. Laurence Norman, WSJ, "U.N. Court Orders U.S. to Lift Iran Sanctions on Humanitarian Goods," 3 Oct. 2018 Kids are forbidden from being in immigration detention more than 20 days, according to the Flores v. Reno agreement, a California case that the executive order instructs the attorney general to renegotiate. Fabiola Santiago, miamiherald, "Kids in cages did not move Trump to end separation policy. It was our outrage.," 20 June 2018 Despite the fact that Iran currently does not have nuclear weapons and most of the other countries involved in the Iran deal have no interest in renegotiating it, Trump may call it off. Melissa Locker, Time, "John Oliver and James Van Der Beek Launch a Mock Podcast About Iran on Last Week Tonight," 23 Apr. 2018 Lyon called off negotiations for the sale of Fekir after Liverpool tried to renegotiate the terms of the transfer after issues arose during the course of the forward's medical on Saturday., "Liverpool's Pursuit of Nabil Fekir Takes Fresh Twist as Report Delivers Update on Collapsed Transfer," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of renegotiate

1787, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of renegotiate

: to discuss again the details of a formal agreement especially in order to change them : to negotiate (something) again


transitive verb
re·​ne·​go·​ti·​ate | \ ˌrē-ni-ˈgō-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce renegotiate (audio) \

Legal Definition of renegotiate

: to negotiate again (as for more money or to adjust interest rates or repayments) specifically : to determine under statutory procedure the existence and amount of excess profits on (a government contract) in order to eliminate or obtain a refund of such profits

intransitive verb

: to negotiate again specifically : to adjust a government project price in order to eliminate or recover excessive profits

Other Words from renegotiate

renegotiation \ -​ni-​ˌgō-​shē-​ˈā-​shən, -​ˌgō-​sē-​ How to pronounce renegotiation (audio) \ noun

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