Definition of counter-offer in English:



  • An offer made in response to another.

    • ‘Perhaps it's a symptom of this election's confusion - the offers and counter-offers - that the number of undecided voters is huge.’
    • ‘The game allows for uneven trades, trades of draft picks, and counter-offers by each squad.’
    • ‘Some fund managers agreed to settle; some refused; some made counter-offers and some threatened legal action, claiming the FSA improperly revealed their identities.’
    • ‘Union members overwhelmingly rejected the company's counter-offer, including separate contracts for the two sites and 7 percent pay rise over 20 months, at a union meeting on July 20.’
    • ‘The ‘informal talks’ between our union and the employers have been about an offer and a counter-offer which are both unacceptable.’
    • ‘The counter-offers to teams are getting richer, too.’
    • ‘The Defendants did not accept the offer of the Plaintiff nor did the Defendants make a counter-offer.’
    • ‘‘It could be that the female managers were more likely than the male managers to receive a matching counter-offer and so decided to stay,’ said Dr. Brett.’
    • ‘He denied reports that he had agreed a lucrative counter-offer to play in Saudi Arabia, insisting he was looking forward to playing for Wanderers in the Premiership.’
    • ‘Web publishers can also review advertisers' campaigns to present counter-offers as well as open up negotiations on issues such as compensation and timing.’
    • ‘Alexander ultimately raised her counter-offer from 12m to 15m, proffering an additional 3m to fund training.’
    • ‘Prospective buyers and sellers also base their offers and counter-offers at least in part by comparison with other market transactions.’
    • ‘He tinkered with offers and counter-offers, and not just with the Red Sox and the Yankees.’
    • ‘His case, if I correctly understand it, is that, having returned the mortgage application with those parts struck out, if the mortgage was then granted it would have been granted on the basis of his counter-offer.’
    • ‘He made a counter-offer on the spot, making me Special Correspondent with a 120 per cent rise in salary!’
    • ‘Of course, the seller is going to want more, but think about the counter-offer a short while, then offer him less than he wants.’
    • ‘In other news, my counter-offer was accepted, so now I'm on my way to owning a condo in August.’
    • ‘In which case I make another counter-offer, which is that Mr Havers will get something from me by five o'clock this evening.’
    • ‘There has been talk of a counter-offer emerging, but analysts believe a rival bid is unlikely.’
    • ‘In order to prevent you from leaving, an employer may make you a counter-offer.’