counter with (something)

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counter with (something)

1. To respond to something with something or in a particular way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "counter" and "with." Amanda can always counter a joke with a witty retort of her own. I was annoyed by that comment, so I countered with a scowl.
2. To refute someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "counter" and "with." When the suspect countered with an alibi, we had to release him.
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counter someone or something with something

to refute someone or something with something. She countered our evidence with an eyewitness. I countered Nancy with a better argument.
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counter with something

to say something in refutation of something; to strike back with something. Aren't you going to counter with an argument? He countered with a punch in the jaw.
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legal system to stop the illegal posting of its copyright materials, Internet users countered with hit-and-run on-line networks to spread information faster than the church could file suits.
The Scientologists countered with suits against whoever they could track down and writs of seizure that permitted church lawyers and computer experts to stage surprise raids on the posters, taking their computers.
Pro-Scientology hackers created files that automatically canceled damaging postings, and the anti-Scientology forces quickly countered with a program that alerted posters their words had been canceled.
To protect themselves while continuing to post the materials, the partisans countered with ``hot potato'' computer files.
Scientology has countered with its own massive Web site, weighing in with more than 30,000 pages in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.