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Noun
A force or influence that counters an opposing force
“Unsentenced prisoners are allowed to receive eatables, perhaps as a counter to the weight loss they might suffer when dining solely on prison food.”
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A person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
“It was the complete counter to the destruction that the raider had undoubtedly wrought on her opponent.”
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A long flat-topped fitment, typically across which business or work is conducted
“It wasn't enough to make her forget those particular folders on the counter before she left, however.”
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A small enclosed structure, typically used as a booth to sell items
“I trudged up to the counter to buy some coffee.”
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A small disc used in board games for keeping the score or as a place marker
“I roll the dice and move my counter on the spaces like a traditional board game.”
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A factor used to give one party an advantage in negotiations
“Constitutional legitimacy was used as a bargaining counter in the political settlement that preceded independence.”
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A person or group which is used or controlled by another
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A sharp, angry, or witty reply
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Thinking or behaving that is oppositional to previous or established modes of thought and behavior
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A pub convenient to a person's home
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A cash register or drawer for money in a shop, bank, or restaurant
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A word or morpheme used in combination with a numeral to indicate the count of nouns, used especially in Asian languages
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Elongated counter for eating breakfast
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A building or part of a building where goods or services are sold
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The movable articles that are used to make a room or building suitable for living or working in, such as tables, chairs, or desks
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Public area where variety of food is sold
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A flat length of wood or rigid material forming part of a piece of furniture
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A measuring device such as a speedometer, taximeter, or milometer
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A reaction to an issue or event
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A rack, base, or piece of furniture for holding, supporting, or displaying something
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Verb
To speak in opposition to
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“Cerberus growled but did not counter with a retort of any kind.”
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To act in opposition to
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“The cat would try to whack the snake's head with her paw, and the snake would counter with a lunge at her face.”
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To ward off or put up an opposition to (an attack)
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“It is of the highest priority for the network security management to counter against such attacks in a timely and pre-emptive manner.”
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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“Already, legal moves are underway to counter the plan.”
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Say something in answer to a remark, typically in a sharp, angry, or witty manner
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To differ strikingly or to be an unsuitable match
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To talk back or reply impertinently
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To give force or effect toward
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Militate against
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To take action
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To retaliate
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To respond to (a gesture or action) by making a corresponding one
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Be a foil for
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Adverb
In the opposite direction or in opposition to
“His analysis turned up another unexpected finding that also runs counter to the direction of the field.”
Adjective
Contrary or opposed to something else
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“The counter-argument is made that degrading an ideal is worse than denying it.”
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Likely to lead to an adverse or bad outcome
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“Staying inside the inn would have tempted him into having breakfast, which was counter to him executing his plan quickly.”
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Unwilling, reluctant
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Opposite or contrary in position, direction, order, or effect
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Offensive or disgusting
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Preposition
In opposition to
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