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 (koun′tər-ô′fər, -ŏf′ər)
An offer made in return by one who rejects an unsatisfactory offer.


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


(ˈkaʊn tərˌɔ fər, -ˌɒf ər)

an offer or proposal made to offset or substitute for an earlier offer made by another.
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Noun1.counteroffer - an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
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But since the power utility did not receive counteroffers until the last day of the challenge period on Jan.
A seller lists an initial price, to which buyers may make counteroffers, to which sellers may make counteroffers, and so on.
Percent of CFOs who said they don't extend counteroffers to keep employees from leaving.
First, more often than not, counteroffers are made to avoid the inconvenience and expense of having to search for and train a replacement.
Thereafter, section 2-207 counteroffers would be expressed in the "magic words" of the statute.
With multistage bargaining, we aim to represent real-life bargaining which is typically characterized by a series of offers and counteroffers and step-by-step bilateral convergence.
Dell is expected to soon detail counteroffers to the one made by Michael Dell and Silver Lake, which was announced on February 5.
As noted above, a clear record of each party's offers and counteroffers can make a difference.
com)-- Real estate broker Kathy Marlowe of Kathy Marlowe & Associates Realty was recently featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in an article titled, “4 Questions for a Pro: Counteroffers Show Market is Recovering.
Summary: Although some are concerned it will impact salary structure, counteroffers have rising this past six months as staff retention finally becomes a key priority.