- 1[transitive, intransitive] counter (somebody/something) (with something) to reply to someone by trying to prove that what they said is not true counter somebody/something Such arguments are not easily countered. counter that… I tried to argue but he countered that the plans were not yet finished. counter (somebody) + speech “But I was standing right here!” he countered. counter with something Butler has countered with a lawsuit against the firm.
- 2[transitive] counter something to do something to reduce or prevent the bad effects of something synonym counteract Businesses would like to see new laws to counter late payments of debts.
NAmE//ˈkaʊntər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they counter
he / she / it counters
past simple countered
-ing form countering