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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
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The act of retaliating:
Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure .
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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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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 parliamentary committee for rule of law, fight against crime, counteraction to corruption might have made the decision about establishment of the commission, he suggested.
Interior Minister Mladen Marinov reported on the Annual Implementation Plan of the Strategy for Counteraction to Radicalization and Terrorism for 2018 and reported on the implementation of the Strategy this year.
The main areas of cooperation between the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan and the IOM are counteraction to various threats and challenges of our times, migration and health, the fight against human trafficking and other relevant issues of migration policy.
Under such a stalemate, while the protesters were going to resume their agitations, activists of the ruling Awami League's student front, Bangladesh Chhatra League, went on counteraction Saturday.
should be war-gamed using the action, reaction, and counteraction methods of friendly and enemy forces interaction." (14) The action-reaction-counteraction cycle involves opposing sides taking actions in turn.
The paper said: "The Trump cult's talk about "military counteraction" is just ridiculous as it is incapable of judging what the declaration means.
In contrast, this Article articulates a novel counteraction theory of patent-ineligibility.