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

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
counterdemonstrator noun
or counter-demonstrator
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

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterdemonstrate was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Counterdemonstrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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