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


counter- +‎ charge (Wiktionary)



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