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1. counteract

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝˌækt'] act in opposition to.

Synonyms

  • act
  • move
  • antagonise

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness
  • differ
  • disagree
  • activity

Etymology

  • act (English)
  • acte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • counter- (English)

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Rhymes with Counteract

  • abstract
  • artifact
  • autofact
  • contact
  • contract
  • enviropact
  • extract
  • noncontract
  • overact
  • subcontract

How do you pronounce counteract?

Pronounce counteract as ˈkaʊntərˌækt.

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Sentences with counteract


1. Verb, base form
In order to carry the laundry, you must counteract the force of gravity on it.

Quotes about counteract


1. Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
- Leo Tolstoy

2. counteract

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝˌækt'] oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.

Synonyms

  • set off
  • offset
  • override
  • cancel
  • countervail
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline
  • intemperance

Etymology

  • act (English)
  • acte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • counter- (English)

3. counteract

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝˌækt'] oppose or check by a counteraction.

Synonyms

  • hold in
  • contain
  • curb
  • control
  • check
  • moderate
  • hold

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • start
  • stay
  • immoderation

Etymology

  • act (English)
  • acte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • counter- (English)

4. counteract

verb. ['ˈkaʊntɝˌækt'] destroy property or hinder normal operations.

Synonyms

  • derail
  • subvert
  • sabotage
  • weaken
  • countermine
  • undermine

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • exclude
  • attack
  • louden

Etymology

  • act (English)
  • acte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • counter- (English)
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