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Definitions of counterbalance

  1. To oppose by an equal power. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To balance by weight on the opposite side: to act against with equal weight, power, or influence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To weigh equally against; act against with equal effect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To oppose with an equal force; offset. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. make up for, make good Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. place in opposition: can also be used in an abstract sense; "Oppose thy steadfast gazing eyes to mine"- Shakespeare Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To weigh against with an equal weight or power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To weigh against with an equal weight; to act against with an equal power or effect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. equality of distribution Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. oppose with equal weight or force Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A mass of metal in one side of a driving wheel or fly wheel, to balance the weight of a crank pin, etc., on the opposite side of the wheel Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Equal weight or power. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. An equal weight, power, or agency working in opposition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Equal weight or power in opposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Any power equally opposing another; a counterpoise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Equal weight, power, or agency acting in opposition to anything. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for counterbalance

  1. I am not without some pride to counterbalance my presumption. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  2. Nothing is so certain to counterbalance all unruly thoughts as to know and worship Him. – Men, Women, and God by A. Herbert Gray
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