antagonize, antagonise, counteract(verb)
act in opposition to
oppose or check by a counteraction
counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance(verb)
oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
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
sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)
destroy property or hinder normal operations
"The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
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
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.
See synonyms for QUICKEN.
Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
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How to use counteract in a sentence?
Many smoothies are loaded with sugar and calories, and can completely counteract any calorie-burn you got from your workout.
It puts the agencies in an impossible position because it's their own boss and how are they going counteract the chief executive of our government ? in the past four years there's been a lot done to prepare the United States for the possibility of disinformation and foreign interference in the election.
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.
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.
We know that physical activity and healthy foods will help your body better deal with stress, and yet we often avoid them when we need them the most, people really need to think about this downward spiral we get into and work harder to counteract it.
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