renegotiate

[ree-ni-goh-shee-eyt]
verb (used with object), re·ne·go·ti·at·ed, re·ne·go·ti·at·ing.
  1. to negotiate again, as a loan, treaty, etc.
  2. to reexamine (a government contract) with a view to eliminating or modifying those provisions found to represent excessive profits to the contractor.
verb (used without object), re·ne·go·ti·at·ed, re·ne·go·ti·at·ing.
  1. to negotiate anew.
  2. to reexamine the costs and profits involved in a government contract for adjustment purposes.

Origin of renegotiate

First recorded in 1930–35; re- + negotiate
Related formsre·ne·go·ti·a·ble [ree-ni-goh-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l] /ˌri nɪˈgoʊ ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl/, adjectivere·ne·go·ti·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for renegotiable

renegotiate

verb
  1. to negotiate again in order to alter or change previously agreed terms
Derived Formsrenegotiation, noun
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Word Origin and History for renegotiable

renegotiate

v.

1934, from re- "again" + negotiate. Related: Renegotiated; renegotiating.

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