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 (koun′tər-ô′fər, -ŏf′ər)
An offer made in return by one who rejects an unsatisfactory offer.
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(Commerce) a response to a bid in which a seller amends his original offer, making it more favourable to the buyer
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(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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The study found that selfish individuals are likely to meet suggestions with counteroffers even when the suggestions somewhat coincide with their own preferences.
Although this strategy may work some of the time, contrary to popular belief, counteroffers are rarely effective.
The findings show staff members who accept counteroffers typically end up leaving the company in less than two years anyway.
They must signify their intention to participate in the process, purchase the terms of reference (TOR) for the challenge and submit their counteroffers.
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.
Despite the counteroffers, the pilot's fate remains unclear, and Jordan says repeated demands for the militants to prove the pilot is still alive have not yielded any results.
The Canadian advisor said that Arum phoned to inform them about Mayweather's counteroffers. However, Koncz remained tight-lipped about Mayweather's alleged counteroffer tactics.
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.