Counteract meaning

kountər-ăkt
To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.
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To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.

When you try to grab a rope and your friend pulls it away from you in the other direction, this is an example of a time when your friend counteracts your efforts.

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To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action.
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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.
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Origin of counteract

  • From counter- +‎ act.

    From Wiktionary