verb (used with object), re·ne·go·ti·at·ed, re·ne·go·ti·at·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), re·ne·go·ti·at·ed, re·ne·go·ti·at·ing.

to negotiate anew.
to reexamine the costs and profits involved in a government contract for adjustment purposes.

Nearby words

  1. rendzina,
  2. renegade,
  3. renegado,
  4. renege,
  5. renegotiable-rate mortgage,
  6. renew,
  7. renewable,
  8. renewable energy,
  9. renewable resource,
  10. renewables

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for renegotiate



to negotiate again in order to alter or change previously agreed terms
Derived Formsrenegotiation, noun

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Word Origin and History for renegotiate



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

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