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English definition of “counter”

counter

verb [T]     /ˈkaʊntər/
PREVENT to prevent something or reduce the bad effect that it has: This skin cream claims to counter the effects of sun damage.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingResponding to an attack
REACT to say something to show that what someone has just said is not true: "Of course I love him," Clare countered.Denying and contradicting
(Definition of counter verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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