Definition of counteraction in US English:



  • See counteract

    • ‘It seems that the leadership is not used to petitions and counteractions by a group of people or individuals.’
    • ‘This implies that actions initiated by a particular state usually evoke counteractions only by those states directly threatened by these actions and not others.’
    • ‘Your record says you've had special training in nuclear counteraction.’
    • ‘Eventually, the conqueror will reach a ‘culminating point of victory’ at which his successes provoke sufficient counteraction to defeat him.’
    • ‘I have been advised that there is a very real possibility that unless we take effective counteractions, there could be an epidemic of this dangerous disease next fall and winter [here in the United States].’
    • ‘Second, having issues resolved through the actions or counteractions of provincial governments may also not necessarily produce outcomes consistent with democratic norms or the preferences of the majority of citizens.’
    • ‘All such diabolic, yet cowardly actions must be severely condemned, censured and deterred with steeled resolve and equally resolute counteraction.’
    • ‘Therefore, the drop in pH must be prevented through different active (energy-consuming) counteractions.’
    • ‘In counteraction to its own consumption-growth tendencies, new national and grassroots organizations, typically white and middle class, invested their energy in improving standards of public health.’
    • ‘Moreover, as I mentioned above, there are two kinds of brain contusions, one which occurs in the immediate area of the impact, and the other which occurs on the opposite side as a counteraction.’
    • ‘The threat of terrorism, which all agree is very real, is believed to be rather more amenable to mobilized civil actions and counteractions than to conventional military operations.’
    • ‘And if you don't do it, then the enemy gets ahead because every time you have an advantage a counteraction is created by your adversary to negate that advantage and the process starts again.’
    • ‘Effects are additive, leading to counteraction if opposing ion types are paired.’
    • ‘This action sets off further actions and counteractions from the soccer league and environmentalists and neighbors of the parks that can be traced to the resolution of the series of events.’
    • ‘When intelligence personnel perform this task well, it supports the commander's use of a myriad of potential friendly actions and counteractions.’
    • ‘Deterrence is a state of mind brought about by the existence of a credible threat of unacceptable counteraction.’
    • ‘In order to determine what our counteractions might be, we first need to understand what they are thinking.’
    • ‘As with any fast guy, you need to get to him with fast counteractions.’
    • ‘These counteractions balance to yield the unique limit curve in the plot of coincidence vs. the genetic distance.’
    • ‘And if we will do it, I don't see many reasons why we should continue with counteractions.’