Synonyms of counteract in English:

counteract


See definition of counteract

verb

1‘new measures were brought in to counteract counterfeiting’

SYNONYMS

prevent, thwart, frustrate, foil, impede, curb, restrain, forestall, hinder, hamper, baulk, oppose, act against, stall, check, resist, withstand, defeat, put a stop to, bring an end to

fend off, ward off, stave off, head off

ANTONYMS

encourage

2‘studying foreign history counteracts tendencies to insularity’

SYNONYMS

offset, counterbalance, balance, balance out, cancel out, even out, counterpoise, countervail, compensate for, make up for, remedy

neutralize, nullify, annul, negate, invalidate

rare counterweigh, equilibrize, negative

ANTONYMS

enhance, exacerbate