verb (used with object)
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