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verb counter pronunciation in British English /ˈkaʊntə(r)/
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present tense
present participlecountering
past tensecountered
past participlecountered
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to reply to a criticism or statement that you disagree with

    Yes,’ Leah countered, ‘but the truth is you just don’t want to do it.’

    How can we counter these rumours?

  2. 2
    [transitive] to take action in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effects

    Caffeine is known to counter tiredness.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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