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Definition of "countercharge" []

  • A charge in opposition to another charge. (noun)
  • To bring a charge against (one's accuser). (verb-transitive)
  • To make a countercharge. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "countercharge" in a sentence
  • "They weren’t nearly as willing to accept the countercharge from the Obama campaign that Clinton herself had flip-flopped in answering the question (earlier in the year, while criticizing Bush’s recalcitrance about meeting with rogue leaders, she had expressed practically the same sentiment as Obama), because such a slip-up didn’t track with the emerging campaign narrative of Clinton as disciplined and savvy."
  • "If you want to understand the interplay of charge and countercharge between republicans and democrats go to “glen Beck clips” and watch vidio fo3/24/2010."
  • "His lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, has hinted at a countercharge by posting photos on his website showing soldiers firing at protesters during the height of last week's clashes."
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