counterpoint - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌpɔɪnt/
present tense
I/you/we/theycounterpoint
he/she/itcounterpoints
present participlecounterpointing
past tensecounterpointed
past participlecounterpointed
  1. to produce a different effect from something else