counteract Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb act in opposition to
verb oppose or check by a counteraction
verb oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
countervail; counterbalance; neutralize.
- This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues
verb destroy property or hinder normal operations
countermine; subvert; sabotage; undermine; weaken.
- The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war
Coun`ter*act" transitive verb
To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteractthe effect of medicines; to counteractgood advice.
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