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Synonyms for counteract in the sense of this definition

(counteract is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Samples where counteract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

Synonyms for counteract in the sense of this definition

(counteract is a kind of ...) refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

"He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

(... is a kind of counteract ) cause to run off the tracks

"they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste"

Synonyms for counteract in the sense of this definition

(counteract is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

Samples where counteract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues

Synonyms for counteract in the sense of this definition

(counteract is a kind of ...) make up for

"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

(... is a kind of counteract ) counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

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