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coun·ter·act

 (koun′tər-ăkt′)
tr.v. coun·ter·act·ed, coun·ter·act·ing, coun·ter·acts
To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.

coun′ter·ac′tion n.
coun′ter·ac′tive adj.
coun′ter·ac′tive·ly adv.

counteract

(ˌkaʊntərˈækt)
vb
(tr) to oppose, neutralize, or mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check
ˌcounterˈaction n
ˌcounterˈactive adj
ˌcounterˈactively adv

coun•ter•act

(ˌkaʊn tərˈækt)

v.t.
to act in opposition to; frustrate by contrary action.
[1670–80]
coun`ter•ac′tion, n.
coun`ter•ac′tive, adj.
coun`ter•ac′tive•ly, adv.

counteract


Past participle: counteracted
Gerund: counteracting

Imperative
counteract
counteract
Present
I counteract
you counteract
he/she/it counteracts
we counteract
you counteract
they counteract
Preterite
I counteracted
you counteracted
he/she/it counteracted
we counteracted
you counteracted
they counteracted
Present Continuous
I am counteracting
you are counteracting
he/she/it is counteracting
we are counteracting
you are counteracting
they are counteracting
Present Perfect
I have counteracted
you have counteracted
he/she/it has counteracted
we have counteracted
you have counteracted
they have counteracted
Past Continuous
I was counteracting
you were counteracting
he/she/it was counteracting
we were counteracting
you were counteracting
they were counteracting
Past Perfect
I had counteracted
you had counteracted
he/she/it had counteracted
we had counteracted
you had counteracted
they had counteracted
Future
I will counteract
you will counteract
he/she/it will counteract
we will counteract
you will counteract
they will counteract
Future Perfect
I will have counteracted
you will have counteracted
he/she/it will have counteracted
we will have counteracted
you will have counteracted
they will have counteracted
Future Continuous
I will be counteracting
you will be counteracting
he/she/it will be counteracting
we will be counteracting
you will be counteracting
they will be counteracting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counteracting
you have been counteracting
he/she/it has been counteracting
we have been counteracting
you have been counteracting
they have been counteracting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counteracting
you will have been counteracting
he/she/it will have been counteracting
we will have been counteracting
you will have been counteracting
they will have been counteracting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counteracting
you had been counteracting
he/she/it had been counteracting
we had been counteracting
you had been counteracting
they had been counteracting
Conditional
I would counteract
you would counteract
he/she/it would counteract
we would counteract
you would counteract
they would counteract
Past Conditional
I would have counteracted
you would have counteracted
he/she/it would have counteracted
we would have counteracted
you would have counteracted
they would have counteracted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.counteract - act in opposition to
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
2.counteract - oppose or check by a counteraction
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
3.counteract - oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
override - counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
cancel, offset, set off - make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"
4.counteract - destroy property or hinder normal operationscounteract - destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
derail - cause to run off the tracks; "they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste"
disobey - refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

counteract

verb
1. act against, check, defeat, prevent, oppose, resist, frustrate, foil, thwart, hinder, cross Many countries within the region are planning measures to counteract a missile attack.
2. offset, negate, neutralize, invalidate, counterbalance, annul, obviate, countervail pills to counteract high blood pressure

counteract

verb
1. To act as an equalizing weight or force to:
2. To make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount:
Translations
يُبطِل مفعول
působit proti
modarbejdemodvirke
ellensúlyoz
sporna viî
neutralizacijaneutralizuotipasipriešinimas
darboties pretīnovērst
pôsobiť proti
etkisini gidermekönlemek

counteract

[ˌkaʊntəˈrækt] VTcontrarrestar

counteract

[ˌkaʊntərˈækt] vt [+ effect] → neutraliser; [+ influence] → contrebalancercounter-attack counterattack [ˈkaʊntərətæk]
vi (= retaliate) [soldiers] → contre-attaquer

counteract

[ˌkaʊntərˈækt] vt (counterbalance) → controbilanciare, agire in opposizione a; (neutralize) → neutralizzare, annullare gli effetti di

counteract

(kauntərˈӕkt) verb
to undo or prevent the effect of. the government's efforts to counteract inflation.
ˌcounterˈaction noun

counteract

v. contrarrestar, oponerse a; contraatacar.

counteract

vt contrarrestar
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