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.

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

Examples from the Web for renegotiated

Contemporary Examples of renegotiated

  • One place Min could be a very difficult employee was when her contract with Wenner was being negotiated (or renegotiated).

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    May 27, 2010

  • These tax-payer sponsored paychecks cannot be renegotiated in tough times to balance a budget.

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British Dictionary definitions for renegotiated



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



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

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