counteract

Definitions of counteract
1

v act in opposition to

Synonyms:
antagonise, antagonize
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v oppose or check by a counteraction

Synonyms:
countercheck
Type of:
check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate
lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

v oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

“This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues”
Synonyms:
counterbalance, countervail, neutralize
Types:
override
counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
Type of:
cancel, offset, set off
make up for

v destroy property or hinder normal operations

Synonyms:
countermine, sabotage, subvert, undermine, weaken
Types:
derail
cause to run off the tracks
Type of:
disobey
refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

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