American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act in opposition to; hinder, defeat, or frustrate by contrary agency.
- Synonyms To thwart, check, contravene, cross, neutralize.
- v. To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence.
- v. act in opposition to
- v. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
- v. oppose or check by a counteraction
- v. destroy property or hinder normal operations
- From counter- + act. (Wiktionary)
“Another influence we have to counteract is that of newspaper headings and placards which catch the eye of children in the streets and appeal so powerfully to their imagination.”
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“To ease symptoms, your doctor might change the drug or dose, or add another drug to help counteract akathisia, such as a beta-blocker or a benzodiazepine like clonazepam Klonopin and generic. metoclopramideprochlorperazine”
“That's a very large range of possible totals... and given that the total forcing is so uncertain there seems to be no basis at all for thinking that you must "counteract" a smaller estimate of the aerosol forcing.”
“In fact, the information that Nick provides raises even more questions: If Miller did know about Levine's argument for materialism and recognized it as inappropriate for a biology textbook, why didn't he tell Levine to remove it (like he did with the "random and undirected" statement), instead of trying to "counteract" it with some irrelevant handwaving?”
“Abigail Van Slyck, author of "A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth (1890-1960)," notes that early camps were part of a back-to-nature trend intended to "counteract" the "softness of the modern home environment" and the evils of urban life.”
“At this point, does the McCain campaign do something to kind of counteract that?”
“As in the case of the first invariance theorem, the mechanism which generates this conclusion is that investors in the capital market can "counteract" changes in firms 'financial structure.”
“Voting all A's to "counteract" the F's is just as childish as voting all F's to begin with.”
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