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Synonyms for counter

Synonyms for counter

to return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one

to place in opposition or be in opposition to

Synonyms for counter

table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens

a person who counts things

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

(computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot

a return punch (especially by a boxer)

speak in response

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act in advance of

indicating opposition or resistance


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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams was among those who welcomed the decision by General Synod to defer a decision on the issue of same-sex blessings until 2007, saying it "offers hope for the continuing collegiality of the Anglican Communion." In a statement, Archbishop Williams said, "It is important that the Canadian church has held back from a structural shift that would have run counter to the pleas and wishes of the Primates' meeting last autumn and of so many around the Communion.
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