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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.
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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.
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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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  1. to negotiate again in order to alter or change previously agreed terms
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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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