counteract definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.
    • To act towards; to hinder, beat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or impact.
    • To oppose and mitigate the consequences of by contrary activity; check.
    • to behave towards; to impede, beat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or impact.
  • verb:
    • to behave against; to impede, beat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or impact; as, to counteract the consequence of medications; to counteract advice.
    • work against
    • oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary activities
    • oppose or check by a counteraction
    • obliterate residential property or impede typical businesses
    • To act towards; to hinder, beat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; because, to counteract the result of medications; to counteract helpful advice.
    • work versus
    • oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary activities
    • oppose or check by a counteraction
    • destroy home or hinder regular businesses
  • others:
    • To act towards; hinder, defeat, or frustrate by contrary agency.
    • Synonyms To thwart, always check, contravene, mix, counteract.
    • To act against; hinder, beat, or frustrate by contrary agency.
    • Synonyms To thwart, check always, contravene, mix, neutralize.

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