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Meaning & Definition of Counteract in English

English

Counteract

/kaʊntərækt/

verb

1. Act in opposition to

    synonym:
  • antagonize
  • ,
  • antagonise
  • ,
  • counteract

2. Oppose or check by a counteraction

    synonym:
  • countercheck
  • ,
  • counteract

3. Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

  • "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
    synonym:
  • counteract
  • ,
  • countervail
  • ,
  • neutralize
  • ,
  • counterbalance

4. Destroy property or hinder normal operations

  • "The resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
    synonym:
  • sabotage
  • ,
  • undermine
  • ,
  • countermine
  • ,
  • counteract
  • ,
  • subvert
  • ,
  • weaken