counter collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkaʊntə(r)/

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opposite, or with an opposite purpose

Nouns frequently used with counter
argument, proposalObviously there are counter arguments put forward by rural groups.
Nouns frequently used after counter to
idea or belief: belief, notion, policy, principle, spirit, theoryThis would be counter to the government’s policy of involving businesses in these decisions.aim or advantage: aim, interests, objectiveIt would be counter to British interests to destroy that cosy relationship.

Usage note

You can also say that something runs counter to a belief, principle, etc: This policy runs counter to the principle of sustainable development.

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