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kaUn tr
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in an opposite or contrary manner or direction.
He was drunk and driving counter to the oncoming traffic.Her ideas usually ran counter to the norm.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: contrary; opposed.
The counter current flows from west to east.The student's argument was counter to the professor's.
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contrary, reverse, thwart
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: counters, countering, countered
definition 1: to respond to in order to make ineffective; oppose.
She countered his emotional argument with factual evidence.
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contradict, oppose, rebut
definition 2: to say in response as an opposing argument or verbal return of attack.
Some academics claimed that the study gave conclusive evidence, but others countered that the methodology was flawed.He accused her of having an affair, and she countered that he had been having one himself for years.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to go against something; take a countering action.
When one partner pronounced the job applicant perfect, the other countered by saying she lacked the right experience.
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definition 2: in boxing, to deliver a blow while receiving or blocking one from one's opponent.
He countered with his left.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something contrary or opposite, as in manner or effect.
definition 2: in boxing, a blow delivered while receiving or blocking one from one's opponent.