- to negotiate again, as a loan, treaty, etc.
- to reexamine (a government contract) with a view to eliminating or modifying those provisions found to represent excessive profits to the contractor.
- to negotiate anew.
- to reexamine the costs and profits involved in a government contract for adjustment purposes.
Origin of renegotiate
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Examples from the Web for renegotiate
For good measure, Obama added that, “I will make sure that we renegotiate, in the same way that Senator Clinton talked about.”Obama Wants to Fight Income Inequality…With More Free Trade?
January 27, 2014
The baker's union took a lot of heat for refusing to renegotiate its contracts, even as the company was obviously teetering.The Twinkie is Dead! Long Live the Twinkie!
January 29, 2013
Perhaps at the same time, the Brotherhood could be called on its desire to renegotiate the peace treaty.Palestine Can Wait…For Now
Nathan J. Brown
July 20, 2012
This time around, in a bid to catch up, both the main parties have pledged to renegotiate parts of the austerity agreements, too.Will Greece Leave the Euro Zone?
June 13, 2012
But this summer, Assange—who is on bail in Britain—says he attempted to renegotiate the contract and set a new deadline.Julian Assange Slams Publishers
September 22, 2011
- to negotiate again in order to alter or change previously agreed terms
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Word Origin and History for renegotiate
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