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coun·ter·charge

 (koun′tər-chärj′)
n.
A charge in opposition to another charge.
v. (koun′tər-chärj′) coun·ter·charged, coun·ter·charg·ing, coun·ter·charg·es
v.tr.
To bring a charge against (one's accuser).
v.intr.
To make a countercharge.

countercharge

(ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɑːdʒ)
n
1. (Law) a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
2. (Military) military a retaliatory charge
vb
(tr) to make a countercharge against

coun•ter•charge

(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɑrdʒ; for v. also ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɑrdʒ)

n., v. -charged, -charg•ing. n.
1. a charge by an accused person against the accuser.
2. a retaliatory military attack or action.
v.t.
3. to make an accusation against (one's accuser).
4. to attack or take action against in retaliation.
[1605–15]

countercharge


Past participle: countercharged
Gerund: countercharging

Imperative
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countercharge
Present
I countercharge
you countercharge
he/she/it countercharges
we countercharge
you countercharge
they countercharge
Preterite
I countercharged
you countercharged
he/she/it countercharged
we countercharged
you countercharged
they countercharged
Present Continuous
I am countercharging
you are countercharging
he/she/it is countercharging
we are countercharging
you are countercharging
they are countercharging
Present Perfect
I have countercharged
you have countercharged
he/she/it has countercharged
we have countercharged
you have countercharged
they have countercharged
Past Continuous
I was countercharging
you were countercharging
he/she/it was countercharging
we were countercharging
you were countercharging
they were countercharging
Past Perfect
I had countercharged
you had countercharged
he/she/it had countercharged
we had countercharged
you had countercharged
they had countercharged
Future
I will countercharge
you will countercharge
he/she/it will countercharge
we will countercharge
you will countercharge
they will countercharge
Future Perfect
I will have countercharged
you will have countercharged
he/she/it will have countercharged
we will have countercharged
you will have countercharged
they will have countercharged
Future Continuous
I will be countercharging
you will be countercharging
he/she/it will be countercharging
we will be countercharging
you will be countercharging
they will be countercharging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been countercharging
you have been countercharging
he/she/it has been countercharging
we have been countercharging
you have been countercharging
they have been countercharging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been countercharging
you will have been countercharging
he/she/it will have been countercharging
we will have been countercharging
you will have been countercharging
they will have been countercharging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been countercharging
you had been countercharging
he/she/it had been countercharging
we had been countercharging
you had been countercharging
they had been countercharging
Conditional
I would countercharge
you would countercharge
he/she/it would countercharge
we would countercharge
you would countercharge
they would countercharge
Past Conditional
I would have countercharged
you would have countercharged
he/she/it would have countercharged
we would have countercharged
you would have countercharged
they would have countercharged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countercharge - a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
accusation, charge - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
2.countercharge - a retaliatory charge
charge - an impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
Translations

countercharge

[ˈkaʊntətʃɑːdʒ] Ncontraacusación f
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In fact, Damascus has one of the world's largest stockpiles of chemical weapons, and the recent charges and countercharges must be verified, one way or another.
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