Main Entry: 3coun·ter
Inflected Form(s): coun·tered; coun·ter·ing /'kaun-t(&-)ri[ng]/
Etymology: Middle English countren, from Anglo-French cuntre against, opposite, from Latin contra; akin to Latin com- with, together -- more at CO-
1 a : to act in opposition to : OPPOSE b : OFFSET, NULLIFY 2 : to assert in answer
intransitive verb : to meet attacks or arguments with defensive or retaliatory stepshttp://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionaryaus:OALD Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
counter: 1 ~ (sb/sth) (with sth) to reply to sb by trying to prove that what they said is not true: [vn] Such arguments are not easily countered. [v that] I tried to argue but he countered that the plans were not yet finished. [also v speech, v]http://www.oup.com/oald-bin/web_getald7index1a.plaus: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
counter (OPPOSE) Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to react to something with an opposing opinion or action; to defend yourself against something:
The Prime Minister countered the opposition's claims about health service cuts by saying that the government had increased spending in this area.
When criticisms were made of the school's performance, the parents' group countered with details of its examination results.
Extra police have been moved into the area to counter the risk of violence.http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?ke...
s. verwandten Eintrag: entgegnenSiehe Wörterbuch: entgegnen