how to pronounce counteract


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counteract is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of counteract in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… damage there to counteract this issue we …”

meanings of counteract


  1. To deliberately act in opposition to, to thwart or frustrate.
  2. To have a contrary or opposing effect or force on.


  1. An action performed in opposition to another action.

counteract frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word counteract occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics counteract can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that counteract can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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