re·ne·go·ti·ate | \ˌrē-ni-ˈgō-shē-ˌāt \
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, -sē-ˈā- \ noun

Examples of renegotiate in a Sentence

The deal is done. I won't renegotiate.

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In his first policy address, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared Europe’s immigration policy a ‘‘failure’’ and demanded that it be renegotiated., "EU nations split over asylum; 112 migrants die in shipwreck," 5 June 2018 Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the international deal unless it is renegotiated by May 12. Author: Stephen Farrell, Anchorage Daily News, "Israel says Iran lied on nuclear arms, pressures U.S. to scrap deal," 1 May 2018 Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are open to abuse by construction firms such as Odebrecht, which make low bids to secure contracts and then renegotiate them to push up the cost, often by bribing a politician or two. The Economist, "Latin America needs an infrastructure upgrade," 8 Mar. 2018 Young, 30, could've opted out to renegotiate a longer deal but instead will play for a third season in Indiana before becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Thaddeus Young exercises option and will stay with Pacers," 28 June 2018 Meanwhile, talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement that eliminated most tariffs and duties between the U.S., Canada and Mexico appear to have ground to a halt. Catherine Lucey, Time, "Trump Says Russia Should Be Reinstated to G-7 Ahead of Summit," 8 June 2018 Meanwhile, talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement that eliminated most tariffs and duties between the U.S., Canada and Mexico appear to have ground to a halt., "Trump says Russia should be allowed in G-7," 8 June 2018 Those carriers would want to renegotiate their deals immediately if over-the-top sales happened before the current contracts expire. Andy Staples,, "Is There Such a Thing as Relying Too Much on Transfer Quarterbacks?," 16 May 2018 Typically, labels seek court approval to validate their agreements with minors, and renegotiate such deals when the artist becomes an adult, to be on safe legal footing. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Lil Pump's Label Future Uncertain Amid Contract Issues With Warner Bros.," 19 Jan. 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 \

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

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renegotiation \-ni-ˌgō-shē-ˈā-shən, -ˌgō-sē- \ noun

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to reject or criticize sharply

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