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counteroffer

[ koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er, koun-ter-aw-fer, -of-er ]
/ ˌkaʊn tərˈɔ fər, -ˈɒf ər, ˈkaʊn tərˌɔ fər, -ˌɒf ər /
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noun
an offer or proposal made to offset or substitute for an earlier offer made by another.
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Origin of counteroffer

First recorded in 1780–90; counter- + offer
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British Dictionary definitions for counteroffer

counteroffer
/ (ˈkaʊntərˌɒfə) /

noun
a response to a bid in which a seller amends his original offer, making it more favourable to the buyer
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