counterstrategy

noun
coun·​ter·​strat·​e·​gy | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstra-tə-jē How to pronounce counterstrategy (audio) \
variants: or counter-strategy
plural counterstrategies or counter-strategies

Definition of counterstrategy

1 : a strategy that counters another strategy … weighed the possibilities of what his enemy's next move might be before deciding on his next counterstrategy.— Stormie Filson
2 : a strategy developed to counter something As individuals began to control information and images in the age of the Internet, political circles have developed a media counterstrategy in response to rapidly changing public opinion.— Kim Yujin

Other Words from counterstrategy

counterstrategist \ ˌkau̇n-​tər-​ˈstra-​tə-​jist How to pronounce counterstrategy (audio) \ or counter-strategist noun, plural counterstrategists or counter-strategists
She is not a victim or even a survivor, but a lethal counterattacker, counterstrategist — Peter Bradshaw

First Known Use of counterstrategy

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Counterstrategy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterstrategy. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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