coun·​ter·​dem·​on·​strate | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈde-mən-ˌstrāt How to pronounce counterdemonstrate (audio) \
variants: or counter-demonstrate
counterdemonstrated or counter-demonstrated; counterdemonstrating or counter-demonstrating

Definition of counterdemonstrate

intransitive verb

: to make a demonstration (see demonstration sense 4) in opposition to another demonstration : to participate in a counterdemonstration Thousands of activists in most major cities gathered to counter-demonstrate against official rallies.— Gregory F. Domber

Other Words from counterdemonstrate

counterdemonstrator \ ˌkau̇n-​tər-​ˈde-​mən-​ˌstrā-​tər How to pronounce counterdemonstrator (audio) \ or counter-demonstrator noun, plural counterdemonstrators or counter-demonstrators
Some counterdemonstrators gathered around a park bench and took turns addressing the crowd with a microphone, while others shouted from a distance at the people gathered for the rally. — Evan Allen and Laura Crimaldi

First Known Use of counterdemonstrate

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterdemonstrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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