Definition of counter adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

counter

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntər//
 
 
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counter to something in the opposite direction to something; in opposition to something The government's plans run counter to agreed European policy on this issue.
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