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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines.
The encounter came a day after the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) ordered its armed wing, the NPA, to launch 'armed counteractions and offensives' against government troops amid the possibility of the extension of martial law in Mindanao.
It is to mention that our heaviest counteractions will include a sudden preemptive attack involving maneuvers on the ground, in seas, under waters and in the air and various other methods and the Korean-style tough counter-actions will be promptly taken to cope with the provocations of any forms and levels from the US," it said.
The relevant acts on counteractions of the Ukrainian side aimed at protecting Ukrainian producers and the Ukrainian market "will be released on the first day after the actual actions of the Russian side concerning restrictive measures for Ukrainian goods.
Yun also said South Korea is now in close contact with the US and China to block the possible nuclear test, pledging to take stern counteractions if the North carries out the test.
A special meeting held by the Prime Minister committee, chaired by Hamza Shahbaz, questioned this high ratio of developmental projects, including such aspects as keeping lesser scholarships , while a higher incidence of counteractions.