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Definitions of countervail

  1. oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Power or value sufficient to obviate any effect; equal weight, strength, or value; equivalent; compensation; requital. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To be of avail against: to act against with equal effect: to be of equal value to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To avail against; be of equal value to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Equal weight, power, or value. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To act against with equal effect; to equal; to compensate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To act against with equal force or power; to equal; to balance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Counterbalance; avail against. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. [L.] Esth. vii. 4; to compensate for. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  12. n. Equal weight, strength, or value; compensation. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. Equal weight; that which has equal weight or value. Complete Dictionary
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