What does counteract mean?

Definitions for counteract
ˌkaʊn tərˈæktcoun·ter·act

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antagonize, antagonise, counteract(verb)

    act in opposition to

  2. countercheck, counteract(verb)

    oppose or check by a counteraction

  3. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance(verb)

    oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

    "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

  4. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

Wiktionary

  1. counteract(Verb)

    To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Counteract(verb)

    to act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice

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How to say counteract in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of counteract in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of counteract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of counteract in a Sentence

  1. Jane Greer:

    Positive emotions are fundamental to any relationship because they counteract the negative emotions that shut us down.

  2. Nev Schulman:

    To be accused of something that I squarely did not do and to have the harsh judgment that followed and no way to counteract and do something in the moment to correct that was very difficult, it was frustrating. I just felt so powerless.

  3. Dave Joly:

    Disclosure of an individual's inclusion or non-inclusion in the TSDB (screening databases) would significantly impair the government's ability to investigate and counteract terrorism.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    We will ensure freedom of navigation on the waters in the region. We will work to prevent and counteract any Iranian malign cyber activity. We will track down Iranian operatives and their Hezbollah proxies operating around the world and crush them, iran will never again have carte blanche to dominate Middle East.

  5. Oliver Sheldon:

    Just thinking about temptation generally in advance essentially helps them to counteract temptation when they encounter it.

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