from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A charge in opposition to another charge.
- transitive v. To bring a charge against (one's accuser).
- intransitive v. To make a countercharge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An accusation against an opponent in an argument in response to the opponent's accusations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An opposing charge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To charge in return; make an accusation against (one's accuser).
- In decoration, to arrange (a design) so that elements may be repeated by simple reversion; to reverse (a design).
- n. An opposing charge; specifically, a charge made by an accused person against his accuser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a retaliatory charge
- n. a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
They weren’t nearly as willing to accept the countercharge from the Obama campaign that Clinton herself had flip-flopped in answering the question (earlier in the year, while criticizing Bush’s recalcitrance about meeting with rogue leaders, she had expressed practically the same sentiment as Obama), because such a slip-up didn’t track with the emerging campaign narrative of Clinton as disciplined and savvy.
If you want to understand the interplay of charge and countercharge between republicans and democrats go to “glen Beck clips” and watch vidio fo3/24/2010.
His lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, has hinted at a countercharge by posting photos on his website showing soldiers firing at protesters during the height of last week's clashes.
His lawyers—plural—threatened a countercharge of police harassment, and Ms. Caroline King had declined to press charges.
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Either way, it's certainly interesting to hear the candidates, at least rhetorically, framing the debate in such stark terms, without worrying about the "class warfare" countercharge that for so long set Dems quaking and scurrying off to their consultants for advice. print share
Obama, appearing unusually feisty and at times sarcastic, led the countercharge himself.
In politics, when someone levels a charge at you, you have three choices: respond to the substance of the attack (show their facts are wrong), deflect attention with a countercharge (he's much worse than I am) or fire off an insult.
Now see, what Colon did, that was a "countercharge."
Today, we bring you the countercharge against Krekorian.
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