Counter and Insist


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Counter verb – To strive to reduce or eliminate.
Insist is an antonym for counter.
Nearby Words: count, countered, counterwork, counted, counting
Antonyms for Counter


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Insist verb – To state as a fact usually forcefully.
Usage example: she continued to insist that she was right, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary

Counter is an antonym for insist.
Antonyms for Insist
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Common collocations

charge counter charge insist charge
time counter time insist time
campaign counter campaign insist campaign
magic counter magic insist magic
Other nouns: problems.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Vandal Hearts This wouldn't be TOO bad (after all, they are merely villagers) except your characters insist on counter attacking ANYTHING that attacks them.
  • Wrestling / Mike Quackenbush Chekhov's Gun: The counter to the CHIKARA Special, since the only reason anyone would insist on creating a counter to his own finisher is because it would be important to the story later on, which is exactly what happened.
  • To help counter enemy infantry, it carries what Northern Gun sales reps insist is a belly gun... mounted right between the robot's legs.
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