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synonyms for counteract

  • cancel out
  • correct
  • counterbalance
  • halt
  • negate
  • neutralize
  • offset
  • prevent
  • rectify
  • redress
  • resist
  • thwart
  • annul
  • buck
  • cancel
  • check
  • contravene
  • countercheck
  • countervail
  • cross
  • defeat
  • fix
  • foil
  • frustrate
  • hinder
  • invalidate
  • negative
  • oppose
  • right
  • counterwork
  • go against
See also synonyms for: counteracting
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antonyms for counteract

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • forward
  • help
  • worsen
  • abet
  • approve
  • break
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • permit
  • support
  • uphold
  • validate
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How to use counteract in a sentence

So, when the glider is going downhill, its lift arrow is tilted a little bit forward and counteracts its drag.
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As a result, if the right amount of the boat is submerged, the force of buoyancy is strong enough to counteract gravity pulling the boat down, and the boat floats.
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That force counteracts the downward pull of gravity, allowing the toys to float on both sides of the liquid’s surface.
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When there’s money on the line you have to counteract any favoritism which can require self-analysis.
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One way to counteract groupthink is to encourage voters to embrace the ambiguity of what “most valuable” means.
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English influence was all-powerful at Lisbon and the new envoy had not the talent to counteract it.
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Of course the cook sought to counteract such tendencies, but he had to be very circumspect, for Sambo resented insults fiercely.
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Although it was May, a wood-fire had been lighted in her room to counteract the chilly damp of the evening.
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He told me it was to counteract the fever and produce sleep, and said that the only thing then was to keep you quiet.
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Julian Langley, not intentionally, perhaps, was continually trying to counteract the good advice which Arthur gave him.
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WORDS RELATED TO COUNTERACT

  • alienate
  • anger
  • annoy
  • counteract
  • estrange
  • insult
  • irritate
  • neutralize
  • offend
  • repel
  • struggle
  • work against
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.