- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||counteracts, counteracting, counteracted
||to overcome or lessen the effect of through opposition or opposite action.
The antidote counteracted the poison.He counteracted their stubborn refusal with clever persuasion.Although it's a popular belief, coffee doesn't actually counteract the effects of alcohol.
- countervail, neutralize
- encourage, enhance, exacerbate
- similar words:
- annul, cancel, counterbalance, destroy, invalidate, negative, nullify, offset, oppose, overcome, rescind, reverse, undo
||antagonize, compensate, neutralize, resist
||counteractive (adj.), counteraction (n.)