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coun·ter·vail

 (koun′tər-vāl′, koun′tər-vāl′)
v. coun·ter·vailed, coun·ter·vail·ing, coun·ter·vails
v.tr.
1. To act against with equal force; counteract.
2. To compensate for; offset.
v.intr.
To act against an often detrimental influence or power.

[Middle English countrevaillen, from Old French contrevaloir, contrevail- : contre-, counter- + valoir, to be worth (from Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots).]

countervail

(ˌkaʊntəˈveɪl; ˈkaʊntəˌveɪl)
vb
1. (when: intr, usually foll by against) to act or act against with equal power or force
2. (tr) to make up for; compensate; offset
[C14: from Old French contrevaloir, from Latin contrā valēre, from contrā against + valēre to be strong]

coun•ter•vail

(ˌkaʊn tərˈveɪl)

v.t.
1. to act against with equal power or effect; counteract.
2. to furnish an equivalent of or a compensation for; offset.
3. Archaic. to equal.
v.i.
4. to be of equal force in opposition; avail.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French countrevail-, tonic s. (subjunctive) of countrevaloir to equal, be comparable to < Latin phrase contrā valēre to be of worth against (someone or something). See counter-, -valent]

countervail


Past participle: countervailed
Gerund: countervailing

Imperative
countervail
countervail
Present
I countervail
you countervail
he/she/it countervails
we countervail
you countervail
they countervail
Preterite
I countervailed
you countervailed
he/she/it countervailed
we countervailed
you countervailed
they countervailed
Present Continuous
I am countervailing
you are countervailing
he/she/it is countervailing
we are countervailing
you are countervailing
they are countervailing
Present Perfect
I have countervailed
you have countervailed
he/she/it has countervailed
we have countervailed
you have countervailed
they have countervailed
Past Continuous
I was countervailing
you were countervailing
he/she/it was countervailing
we were countervailing
you were countervailing
they were countervailing
Past Perfect
I had countervailed
you had countervailed
he/she/it had countervailed
we had countervailed
you had countervailed
they had countervailed
Future
I will countervail
you will countervail
he/she/it will countervail
we will countervail
you will countervail
they will countervail
Future Perfect
I will have countervailed
you will have countervailed
he/she/it will have countervailed
we will have countervailed
you will have countervailed
they will have countervailed
Future Continuous
I will be countervailing
you will be countervailing
he/she/it will be countervailing
we will be countervailing
you will be countervailing
they will be countervailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been countervailing
you have been countervailing
he/she/it has been countervailing
we have been countervailing
you have been countervailing
they have been countervailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been countervailing
you will have been countervailing
he/she/it will have been countervailing
we will have been countervailing
you will have been countervailing
they will have been countervailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been countervailing
you had been countervailing
he/she/it had been countervailing
we had been countervailing
you had been countervailing
they had been countervailing
Conditional
I would countervail
you would countervail
he/she/it would countervail
we would countervail
you would countervail
they would countervail
Past Conditional
I would have countervailed
you would have countervailed
he/she/it would have countervailed
we would have countervailed
you would have countervailed
they would have countervailed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.countervail - compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"
balance, equilibrise, equilibrize, equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
2.countervail - oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
override - counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
cancel, offset, set off - make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

countervail

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