counteract

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Synonyms for counteract

Synonyms for counteract

to act as an equalizing weight or force to

to make ineffective by applying an opposite force or amount

Synonyms for counteract

act in opposition to

Related Words

oppose or check by a counteraction

oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

destroy property or hinder normal operations

References in classic literature ?
Had it been altered, the only supposable motive for murder on the part of the suspected would have been the ordinary one of revenge; and even this would have been counteracted by the hope of reinstation into the good graces of the uncle.
I have been informed since, by various eminent medical gentlemen, that the alcohol must have entirely counteracted the effects of the chalybeate properties contained in the water.
I felt this to be true; though if I may venture to mention what I thought besides, I thought it much to be regretted that Richard's education had not counteracted those influences or directed his character.
At the present instant that one frail sheet of glass, by holding in the extra oxygen which counteracted the poisoned ether, shut us off from the fate of all our kind.
When her waking will counteracted the influence of her sleeping will, the writing disappeared.
Whatever my intentions were, I have been innocuous, for you have dogged my strides and counteracted my influence.
This dividing and detaching is steadily counteracted.