Counteract

Word COUNTERACT
Character 10
Hyphenation coun ter act
Pronunciations /ˈkaʊntəɹˌækt/

Definitions and meanings of "Counteract"

What do we mean by counteract?

To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check. transitive verb

To act in opposition to; hinder, defeat, or frustrate by contrary agency.

Synonyms To thwart, check, contravene, cross, neutralize.

To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence. transitive verb

To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice. verb

Act in opposition to verb

Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions verb

Oppose or check by a counteraction verb

Destroy property or hinder normal operations verb

An action performed in opposition to another action.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Counteract

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The word "counteract" in example sentences

Another influence we have to counteract is that of newspaper headings and placards which catch the eye of children in the streets and appeal so powerfully to their imagination. ❋ Unknown (1915)

To ease symptoms, your doctor might change the drug or dose, or add another drug to help counteract akathisia, such as a beta-blocker or a benzodiazepine like clonazepam Klonopin and generic. metoclopramideprochlorperazine ❋ Unknown (2009)

To ease symptoms, your doctor might change the drug or dose, or add another drug to help counteract akathisia, such as a beta-blocker or a benzodiazepine like clonazepam (Klonopin and generic). metoclopramideprochlorperazine ❋ Unknown (2009)

That's a very large range of possible totals... and given that the total forcing is so uncertain there seems to be no basis at all for thinking that you must "counteract" a smaller estimate of the aerosol forcing. ❋ EliRabett (2009)

At this point, does the McCain campaign do something to kind of counteract that? ❋ Unknown (2008)

In fact, the information that Nick provides raises even more questions: If Miller did know about Levine's argument for materialism and recognized it as inappropriate for a biology textbook, why didn't he tell Levine to remove it (like he did with the "random and undirected" statement), instead of trying to "counteract" it with some irrelevant handwaving? ❋ Unknown (2006)

Abigail Van Slyck, author of "A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth (1890-1960)," notes that early camps were part of a back-to-nature trend intended to "counteract" the "softness of the modern home environment" and the evils of urban life. ❋ Unknown (2008)

As in the case of the first invariance theorem, the mechanism which generates this conclusion is that investors in the capital market can "counteract" changes in firms 'financial structure. ❋ Unknown (1990)

We're working on some other products right now so that even though some items might be going up, we may be also introducing really great values in certain commodity areas to kind of counteract maybe some other areas or prices may be going up.

Voting all A's to "counteract" the F's is just as childish as voting all F's to begin with. ❋ Unknown (2010)

At his instruction, the House of Commons hired lawyers from Carter Ruck to "counteract" a series of newspaper articles that he said questioned his impartiality as Speaker. ❋ Unknown (2010)

He stressed the ads will "counteract" the steady stream of negative news that has been coming out this past spring.

Clinton argued that ratification of the agreement in its present form would mean Washington would lose its remaining leverage to "counteract" Korea's nontariff barriers. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Best to cooperate in any case so that you are counted to 'counteract' any illigals / acorn shenanigans that go on in your area. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Anderson told the committee that both industries are trying to "counteract" negative concerns about health. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"I guess I do like to dispel myths and kind of counteract [expletive] that's in other movies. ❋ Unknown (2010)

It’s a ridiculous time, and if this program in any way can kind of counteract that and tell people that it’s actually okay to be yourself, it’s a good thing. ❋ Unknown (2007)

"counteract" the manipulation of religions or religious differences for political ends to preserve the unity of society at an international conference on religion organised by the Kazakhstan government. ❋ Vishnu Makhijani (2009)

The Board recently spent $90,000 on a poll to counteract the onslaught of criticism. ❋ Jonah Green (2010)

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