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counter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of counter

  1. 1 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective <strong moral guidance at home is the best counter to the pernicious allure of popular culture> Synonyms balance, canceler (or canceller), corrective, counterbalance, counteraction, counterforce, counterpoise, counterweight, equipoise, neutralizer, offsetRelated Words trade-off; ballast, weight

  2. 2 something that is as different as possible from something else <her version of the domestic dispute was almost the exact counter of what actually happened> Synonyms antipode, antithesis, contrary, opposite, negative, obverse, reverseRelated Words negation; antonym; counterpoint; converse, inverse, mirror imageNear Antonyms synonym; analogue (or analog), counterpart; carbon copy, copy, duplicate, replica




counter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of counter

  1. to strive to reduce or eliminate <efforts to counter poverty in every sector of our country> Synonyms battle, combat, contend (with), fight, oppose, oppugnRelated Words baffle, checkmate, foil, frustrate, resist, thwart, withstand; confront, defy, face, meetNear Antonyms abide, bear, endure, suffer; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, upholdAntonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote




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