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counter

verb

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to strive to reduce or eliminate
  • efforts to counter poverty in every sector of our country

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counter

noun

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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

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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

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counter

adjective

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counter

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of counter (Entry 4 of 4)

as in across, counterclockwise

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The first known use of counter was in the 14th century

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“Counter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/counter. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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