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Synonyms for counteract
ˌkaʊn tərˈækt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antagonize, antagonise, counteract(verb)

    act in opposition to

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

  2. countercheck, counteract(verb)

    oppose or check by a counteraction

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

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

    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, weaken(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. counteract

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. counteract(v. a.)

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

  2. counteract(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    neutralize, destroy the effect of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. counteract(v)

    Synonyms:
    defeat, frustrate, contravene, neutralize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use counteract in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    In Australia and some other countries, there's mandatory voting, it would be transformative if everybody voted -- that would counteract money more than anything.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Say anything devoid of wisdom and wit on a personal account of social media, many often start putting across points in favour or against it especially when it is from a host having a lot of money; speak something that is really brainy, there is likely to be no support or counteract any mainly when the netizen is simple and ordinary.

  4. Marie Spano:

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

  5. Mexican American:

    It's very rare to find a study that follows individuals across early adolescence to middle age, and then as seniors, so that's really why we wanted to highlight this. We also want to think about how we counteract this trend, because these are behaviors that are modifiable.


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