counterattract

verb /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹakt/
Attract at the expense of someone or something else.

The provision of nurses for them is a major problem in itself, relieved to a large extent in county districts by part-time workers, but remaining only partially solved by such methods in the cities, where more congenial occupations counterattract them.


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  • counterattracting — adjective /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹaktɪŋ/ Serving to counterattract. There are no counterattracting or counteracting forces in God or in His universe, including man. See Also: counterattract, counterattraction, counterattractive …   Wiktionary

  • counterattraction — noun /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹakʃən/ Something that vies for the attention of a person or thing in competition with something else; a rival for preference. The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief   call it what you will … …   Wiktionary

  • counterattractive — adjective /ˌkaʊntəɹəˈtɹaktɪv/ Acting as a counterattraction; counterattracting. In the struggle against the influence of such revelations, the counterattractive force of appeals to consider British interests was weakening. See Also: counterattract …   Wiktionary

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