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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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Yes, it's all a bit much, even if it is refreshing to hear a viewpoint that runs counter to the rhetoric that has been coming out of the States for 40-plus years.
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This experience runs counter to concerns that English is in danger of being diluted.
For one thing, oceanographers don't know whether an iron deficiency really limits the Antarctic phytoplankton population; indeed, that theory runs counter to traditional thinking about the region's ecology.
The strongest contrarian reads are when the underlying sentiment runs counter to the price action.