counter-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: React, speak, or be in opposition to, possibly in anticipation of a future action or utterance.

Tony Abbott, Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, countered that
no conference delegates had been tested to enter the country.
Others countered that the Conference was better placed to conclude a
universal document on those weapons.
Racism must be adressed and countered by schools.
We must counter forces that haven't yet emerged.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Communication_response
PropBank: counter.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2