Dictionary Results for counterbalance


1. counterbalance - noun

· a weight that balances another weight

Synonym(s): counterweight, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser

Hypernym(s): weight




2. counterbalance - noun

· equality of distribution

Synonym(s): balance, equilibrium, equipoise

Hypernym(s): structure, construction




3. counterbalance - noun

· a compensating equivalent

Synonym(s): offset

Hypernym(s): compensation




4. counterbalance - verb

· adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

Synonym(s): compensate, correct, make_up, even_out, even_off, even_up

Hypernym(s): balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise




5. counterbalance - verb

· contrast with equal weight or force

Synonym(s): oppose

Hypernym(s): contrast, counterpoint




6. counterbalance - verb

· oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

Synonym(s): counteract, countervail, neutralize

Hypernym(s): cancel, offset, set_off





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