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.
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Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
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Importantly, we found that when couples are engaging in a negative conflict pattern like demand/withdrawal, expressions of gratitude and appreciation can counteract or buffer the negative effects of this type of interaction on marital stability.
If the trade war reignites, some market participants may speculate about renewed yuan depreciation to counteract the negative impact from rising tariffs.
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.
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.
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.
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