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Definition of 'counterbalance'


  1. a weight that balances another weight
       Synonyms: counterweight counterpoise balance equalizer equaliser
  2. equality of distribution
       Synonyms: balance equilibrium equipoise
  3. a compensating equivalent
       Synonyms: offset


  1. adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
       Synonyms: compensate correct make up even out even off even up
  2. oppose with equal weight or force
       Synonyms: oppose
  3. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
       Synonyms: counteract countervail neutralize

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