counterdemonstrate

verb coun·ter·dem·on·strate \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈde-mən-ˌstrāt \
variants: or counter-demonstrate

Definition of counterdemonstrate

counterdemonstrated or counter-demonstrated; counterdemonstrating or counter-demonstrating
: to make a demonstration (see demonstration 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

counterdemonstrator

play \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈde-mən-ˌstrā-tər\ 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

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