HyperDic: counteract

English > 4 senses of the word counteract:
VERBsocialcounteract, antagonize, antagoniseact in opposition to
socialcounteract, countercheckoppose or check by a counteraction
socialcounteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalanceoppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
socialcounteract, sabotage, undermine, countermine, subvert, weakendestroy property or hinder normal operations
counteract > pronunciation
Soundskaw'nterae.kt
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > counteract: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningact in opposition to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsantagonize, antagonise
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcontrariar, contrarrestar, llevar la contraria, llevar la contra
Catalancontrarestar
English > counteract: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningOppose or check by a counteraction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcountercheck
Broadercontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
Spanishcontrarrestar
English > counteract: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningOppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
Synonymscountervail, neutralize, counterbalance
Narroweroverridecounteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
Broadercancel, offset, set offMake up for
Spanishcontrarrestar, neutralizar
Catalancontrarestar, neutralitzar
Adjectivescounteractiveopposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action
Nounscounteractionaction intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
English > counteract: 4 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningDestroy property or hinder normal operations.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssabotage, undermine, countermine, subvert, weaken
NarrowerderailCause to run off the tracks
Broaderdisobeyrefuse to go along with
Spanishminar, sabotear, socavar, subvertir, trastornar
Catalanminar, sabotejar, soscavar, subvertir

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