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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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.
Recent Examples on the Web The Financial Times previously reported that Deutsche Telekom is pushing to renegotiate terms of the deal, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. Scott Moritz, Fortune, "Now that its merger with Sprint has court approval, T-Mobile’s parent wants to renegotiate the price," 13 Feb. 2020 At Thursday’s hearing, attorneys for Nuru and Bovis worked to renegotiate the terms of their clients’ bonds with Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim. Dominic Fracassa,, "SF corruption case: Nuru and Bovis appear in court as employment investigation takes a turn," 6 Feb. 2020 Both companies have a contractual right to renegotiate their deal terms if the court clears their merger. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "T-Mobile Projects More Customer Gains in 2020," 6 Feb. 2020 There are fears the government’s clean energy office will be swallowed by a bigger department, and potential plans to renegotiate Argentina’s debt could spell peril for an industry dependent on global finance. Max De Haldevang, Quartz, "Latin America’s new leftists are choosing oil despite renewables boom," 5 Feb. 2020 Their willingness to cause some pain — to close factories, lay people off, renegotiate arrangements with longtime suppliers — is, many economists argue, a feature, not a bug. Neil Irwin, New York Times, "How Private Equity Buried Payless," 31 Jan. 2020 That figure is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years when the league renegotiates the deals with television networks. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Alabama athletics lost money in 2019, but it comes with a catch," 30 Jan. 2020 Ducey and the tribes reached a deal to renegotiate the contracts in late 2016. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Arizona lawmakers want to use casino agreements to force tribes to settle water disputes," 18 Jan. 2020 In addition, towing in St. Paul remains hit-and-miss, though Public Works officials recently renegotiated two major contracts with the aim of improving tow numbers. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul attacks snow, ice on residential side-streets," 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of renegotiate

1787, in the meaning defined above

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16 Feb 2020

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“Renegotiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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