verb (used with object)
Origin of counteract
Examples from the Web for counteract
We could use more of those moments to counteract the constant saccharine spin.Mitt Romney’s Tax Idea Would Wallop High-Income Blue States|John Avlon|April 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Courts are given independence under our system precisely to counteract the unconstitutional actions of the majority.Obama’s Comments Remind Us How Meaningless ‘Judicial Activism’ Is|Jesse Singal|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When exercise feels like a dreaded chore, our bodies release stress hormones that counteract many of its positive effects.
You have to counteract it with something, and I guess discipline was the mark.
When you exercise, your body releases hormones called endorphins, which not only counteract stress but also lower cortisol levels.
If the cause is a local one, it must be removed; if a constitutional one, means must be taken to counteract it.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The great object always was to counteract carefully any information conveyed to them during the time of their education.The Twelfth Hour|Ada Leverson
They endeavour to counteract all change in their position by means of movements partly voluntary and partly instinctive.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.|John Timbs
Requesens sent Champagny to counteract these negotiations, which ended in nothing.
The back should be arched and the legs bent up from the knees; this will counteract the tendency of the legs to sink.Swimming Scientifically Taught|Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton