Definition of counteract:
neutralise, frustrate, corrupt, profane, carry off, baffle, damp, counterbalance, make up, overturn, weaken, counterpoise, soften, pervert, undermine, surmount, stop, bar, countercheck, negate, prevent, deprave, waste, hamper, cope, knock off, antagonise, negative, even off, liquidate, neutralize, invalidate, shrug off, manage, encumber, foil, handle, balk, annul, demoralize, debase, set off, sabotage, countermine, delay, de-escalate, thwart, embarrass, work out, overthrow, countervail, break, step down, even out, vitiate, dampen, do in, interrupt, stay, clog, halt, action, even up, block, bring down, subvert, overcome, get through, retard, antagonize, cave, order, debauch, misdirect, demoralise.
- counteract (part of speech: verb)
- defy (part of speech: verb)
- compensate (part of speech: verb)
- oppose (part of speech: verb)
- revenge (part of speech: verb)
- retaliate (part of speech: verb)
Under these circumstances it was natural, it was only to be expected, that the minister who was pledged to one policy would endeavor by all means in his power to counteract the designs of the minister whom he knew to be pledged to a very different kind of policy.- "A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
- "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
Secretly as this letter was prepared still the duchess was informed of it in sufficient time to anticipate it by another despatch, and to counteract the effect which it might have had on the king's mind.- "The Revolt of The Netherlands, Book II.", Frederich Schiller.