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counterbalance

 
Noun counterbalance has 3 senses
  1. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser - an equivalent counterbalancing weight
    --1 is a kind of weight
    --1 has particulars: sash weight; tare
    Derived forms: verb counterbalance2, verb counterbalance1
  2. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance - equality of distribution
    --2 is a kind of structure, construction
    --2 has particulars: conformation; symmetry, proportion
  3. counterbalance, offset - a compensating equivalent
    --3 is a kind of compensation
    Derived forms: verb counterbalance3, verb counterbalance1
Verb counterbalance has 3 senses
  1. compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up - adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
    --1 is one way to balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
    Derived forms: noun counterbalance3, noun counterbalance1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. oppose, counterbalance - oppose with equal weight or force
    --2 is one way to contrast, counterpoint
    Derived form: noun counterbalance1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance - oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
    --3 is one way to cancel, offset, set off
    Derived form: noun counterbalance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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