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Synonyms for counteract
ˌkaʊn tərˈæktcoun·ter·act

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. counteract

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

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    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. counteract

    Synonyms:
    counterinfluence, counterfoil, foil, baffle, neutralize, oppose, rival, thwart, hinder

    Antonyms:
    aid, help, abet, promote, conserve, co-operate, subserve

Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes

  1. antagonize, antagonise, counteractverb

    act in opposition to

    Synonyms:
    antagonize, subvert, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize, weaken, countermine, antagonise, sabotage, countercheck, undermine

  2. countercheck, counteractverb

    oppose or check by a counteraction

    Synonyms:
    antagonize, subvert, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize, weaken, countermine, antagonise, sabotage, countercheck, undermine

  3. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalanceverb

    oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

    "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

    Synonyms:
    waste, countermine, countervail, even off, compensate, counterbalance, negate, even out, neutralise, subvert, sabotage, correct, oppose, weaken, even up, neutralize, countercheck, antagonise, nullify, make up, undermine, liquidate, offset, do in, antagonize, knock off

  4. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weakenverb

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

    Synonyms:
    countermine, countervail, bring down, vitiate, counterbalance, deprave, debauch, cave, soften, misdirect, overturn, demoralize, subvert, sabotage, debase, profane, weaken, corrupt, damp, pervert, neutralize, demoralise, countercheck, antagonise, de-escalate, undermine, step down, dampen, overthrow, antagonize, break

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. counteractverb

    Synonyms:
    oppose, contravene, resist, cross, thwart, hinder, check, defeat, frustrate, run counter to, act against, clash with

  2. counteractverb

    Synonyms:
    neutralize, destroy the effect of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. counteractverb

    Synonyms:
    defeat, frustrate, contravene, neutralize

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "counteract":

    counter, neutralize, offset, counterbalance, combat, neutralise, thwart, frustrate

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How to use counteract in a sentence?

  1. Deepak Chopra:

    My only goal right now, honestly, is to help alleviate suffering in the world to the extent that I can, so I try to help people experience joy, practice techniques that counteract stress, and most importantly, try to create an ecosystem, I'm hoping, of one billion people worldwide who are personally engaged in alleviating suffering for themselves and others.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I know something about lead poisoning because of the work I've done in the past (with Children's Defense Fund) and as a senator from New York, we had a lot of old housing with lead paint in it. A lot of kids suffered from lead poisoning, and part of the challenge is you've got to intervene early. We need comprehensive health screenings, then we need to figure out how do we get the right nutrition and vitamins. You've got to begin to work to counteract the lead.

  3. Anne Milasincic Andrews:

    Something as simple as putting a mint in your mouth can be enough to counteract that zombie-like feeling you get late in the afternoon, once again, just having sensory stimulation.

  4. Marie Spano:

    Many smoothies are loaded with sugar and calories, and can completely counteract any calorie-burn you got from your workout.

  5. Geoffrey Driscoll:

    In some areas of the province we are expecting some showers, however it's not going to be enough to counteract the weeks and weeks of dry weather we have had.


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