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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.
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Noun1.counteraction - action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
nullification, override - the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something


The act of retaliating:
Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure .
إبْطال مَفْعول
ellentétes cselekedet
etkisini giderme


(kauntərˈӕkt) verb
to undo or prevent the effect of. the government's efforts to counteract inflation.
ˌcounterˈaction noun
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As I cried, I kicked the wall, and took a hard twist at my hair; so bitter were my feelings, and so sharp was the smart without a name, that needed counteraction.
On the contrary, she was so totally unused to have her pleasure consulted, or to have anything take place at all in the way she could desire, that she was more disposed to wonder and rejoice in having carried her point so far, than to repine at the counteraction which followed.
He performed these various operations with so much mystery, activity, and generosity, that never was Fouquet, then laboring under an attack of fever, more nearly saved, except for the counteraction of that immense disturber of human projects, - chance.
But the completer, the positive, soul, which will merely take [25] that mood into its service (its proper service, as we hold, is in counteraction to the vulgarity of purely positive natures) is also certainly in evidence in Amiel's "Thoughts"--that other, and far stronger person, in the long dialogue; the man, in short, possessed of gifts, not for the renunciation, but for the reception and use, of all that is puissant, goodly, and effective in life, and for the varied and adequate literary reproduction of it; who, under favourable circumstances, or even without them, will become critic, or poet, and in either case a creative force; and if he be religious (as Amiel was deeply religious) will make the most of "evidence," and almost certainly find a Church.
The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines.
It is expected that the talks between the heads of government would focus on maintaining peace within the region, solidarity and joint counteraction to the Russian aggression against our country and fundamental principles of international communication.
On Friday, the North Korean Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN An Myong Hunif told reporters that if South Korea does not respond to Pyong Yang's ultimatum, its military counteraction will be inevitable and very strong.
Deputy Permanent Representative said "If South Korea does not respond to our ultimatum, our military counteraction will be inevitable and that counteraction will be very strong.
In connection with the developments in Syria, Kyrgyz police has stepped up counteraction against extremism and terrorism and fight against illegal migration," he said.
Yanev is expected to advise Borisov on issues related to prevention and counteraction to corruption and conflict of interest.
A release from state news agency KCNA read: "The DPRK [North Korea] has already launched the toughest counteraction.
Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.