Difference between Anticipate and Counter

What is the difference between Anticipate and Counter?

Anticipate as a verb is to act before (someone), especially to prevent an action. while Counter as a verb is contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action. to take up or introduce (something) prematurely. to know of (something) before it manifests. to eagerly wait for (something)

Example sentence: It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.


Part of speech: adverb

Definition: Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To contradict, oppose.To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.To take action in response to; to respond.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.One who counts, or reckons up; a reckoner.A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.The prison attached to a city court; a Counter.a class of word used along with numbers to count objects and events, typically mass nouns. Although rare and optional in English (e.g. "20 head of cattle"), they are numerous and required in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, whereon various food preparations take place.A proactive defensive hold or move in reaction to a hold or move by one's opponent.Something in contradiction or opposition to a proposal, suggestion, policy, etc.A variable, memory location, etc. whose contents are incremented to keep a count.A hit counter.The piece of a shoe or a boot around the heel of the foot (above the heel of the shoe/boot).The overhanging stern of a vessel above the waterline.

Example sentence: Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.

We hope you now know whether to use Anticipate or Counter in your sentence.

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