Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To oppose; check; frustrate; hinder.

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Usage examples "counteract":

  1. What I had to tell might justify far more anxiety than the sight of me would counteract. - "The Flight of the Shadow", George MacDonald.
  2. This was a German gun brought up to this front to counteract our trench mortar. - "From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade", Frederic C. Curry.
  3. He does not wish me to be there without his presence to counteract my evil influences. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.