counterproposal counterproposal  /ˈkaʊn tər prə ˌpoʊ zəl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a proposal offered as an alternative to an earlier proposal

Usage(s):

  1. The counterproposal became, with some minor changes, the substance of the Yalta agreement on Poland.
  2. So far no legitimate counterproposal has been offered that would warrant negotiation or study.
  3. The American counterproposal was for cancelation of about $200,000,000 of accrued interest, bringing the French Debt down to something like a round $4,000,000,000.

News

  1. York County Council pitches plan to avoid court fight with museum foundation

    York County and the nonprofit foundation set up to support its museums could end up in court over a battle for donated assets and land if foundation leaders don’t agree to a counterproposal unanimously approved by the County Council on Tuesday night.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Rock Hill Herald

  2. GE Transportation sweetens offer; union rejects proposal

    Negotiators from GE Transportation's unionized workforce have reviewed and rejected the company's most recent proposal and have now offered another counterproposal.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Williams council approves preliminary budget, but with reservations

    With a counterproposal from the Williams Fire Protection Authority in hand, the Williams council voted Wednesday to approve an increase of 10.8 percent to the city's share of the agency's budget. The council also passed a balanced preliminary budget...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald

Quotes

  1. "The Arab League has proposed, fine. We will make a counterproposal," Peres said during heated discussions that included Moussa and Saeb Erekat, a top aide to the Palestinian president, at the World Economic Forum. "We will come to the Arab...
    on May 20, 2007 By: Shimon Peres Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I do feel very strongly that those who are going to be opposed to the Arizona-style law have to have a counterproposal. Just saying 'no' isn't going to cut it," he said. "Utah can take control of its immigration destiny by having a...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Mark Shurtleff Source: Salt Lake Tribune

  3. "They asked me to respond to them and I gave them a counterproposal within the framework of the structure we had agreed upon," Boras said. "This rejection is the fourth by the agent in the club's attempts to sign Manny."
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Scott Boras Source: Los Angeles Times

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