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

transitive verb

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

Examples of renegotiate in a Sentence

The deal is done. I won't renegotiate.
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Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of renegotiate was in 1787

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“Renegotiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition


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

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