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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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References in periodicals archive ?
"Maybe" -- which is usually better than a refusal -- takes the form of a counteroffer. You agree in writing to accept their proposal if a few changes are made.
The original proponent will have the chance to submit a counteroffer to subsequently win the project.
"This propensity to counteroffer rather than concede inadvertently leads to negotiation.
* Know the potential consequences of accepting a counteroffer. If you decide to stay, your employer quickly may launch a search for a replacement and your colleagues may resent you if they find out you got a raise.
The original proponent can submit a counteroffer to any unsolicited proposal during a Swiss challenge.
Ontex has seen its share price drop significantly in 2018 amidst increased competition in its core markets, but the announcement of PAI's counteroffer sent it soaring 41%, more than any full-day gain since the company started trading publicly in June 2014
Also, in a June 4, 2018 filing, SandRidge made the claim that 'SandRidge sought to engage in negotiations with Midstates regarding the proposal, but was rebuffed.' Although Midstates encouraged SandRidge to make a counteroffer to our proposal, SandRidge refused and rejected our offer."
The absence of a fully constituted SRC has been blamed for the delayed tabling of a counteroffer to lecturers' 2017-2021 CBA.
On December 4, 2013 Summerour submitted a counteroffer to sell the property for $375,000.
It wasn't such a great day for iHeartMedia , which saw it shares dip 8.6%, to $1.60, on word that it is mulling a counteroffer on a deleveraging plan which would relinquish equity--something it has been resistant to until now.