Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To act in opposition to; hinder, defeat, or frustrate by contrary agency.
  • Synonyms To thwart, check, contravene, cross, neutralize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb act in opposition to
  • verb oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
  • verb oppose or check by a counteraction
  • verb destroy property or hinder normal operations

Etymologies

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From counter- +‎ act.

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