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coun·ter·bal·ance

 (koun′tər-băl′əns, koun′tər-băl′əns)
n.
1. A force or influence equally counteracting another.
2. A weight that acts to balance another; a counterpoise or counterweight.
tr.v. (koun′tər-băl′əns, koun′tər-băl′əns) coun·ter·bal·anced, coun·ter·bal·anc·ing, coun·ter·bal·anc·es
1. To act as a counteracting force, influence, or weight to; counterpoise.
2. To oppose with an equal force; offset.
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counterbalance

n
(General Physics) a weight or force that balances or offsets another
vb (tr)
to act as a counterbalance
Also called: counterpoise
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coun•ter•bal•ance

(n. ˈkaʊn tərˌbæl əns; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈbæl əns)

n., v. -anced, -anc•ing. n.
1. a weight balancing another weight; an equal power or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise.
v.t., v.i.
2. to oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence.
[1570–80]
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counterbalance


Past participle: counterbalanced
Gerund: counterbalancing

Imperative
counterbalance
counterbalance
Present
I counterbalance
you counterbalance
he/she/it counterbalances
we counterbalance
you counterbalance
they counterbalance
Preterite
I counterbalanced
you counterbalanced
he/she/it counterbalanced
we counterbalanced
you counterbalanced
they counterbalanced
Present Continuous
I am counterbalancing
you are counterbalancing
he/she/it is counterbalancing
we are counterbalancing
you are counterbalancing
they are counterbalancing
Present Perfect
I have counterbalanced
you have counterbalanced
he/she/it has counterbalanced
we have counterbalanced
you have counterbalanced
they have counterbalanced
Past Continuous
I was counterbalancing
you were counterbalancing
he/she/it was counterbalancing
we were counterbalancing
you were counterbalancing
they were counterbalancing
Past Perfect
I had counterbalanced
you had counterbalanced
he/she/it had counterbalanced
we had counterbalanced
you had counterbalanced
they had counterbalanced
Future
I will counterbalance
you will counterbalance
he/she/it will counterbalance
we will counterbalance
you will counterbalance
they will counterbalance
Future Perfect
I will have counterbalanced
you will have counterbalanced
he/she/it will have counterbalanced
we will have counterbalanced
you will have counterbalanced
they will have counterbalanced
Future Continuous
I will be counterbalancing
you will be counterbalancing
he/she/it will be counterbalancing
we will be counterbalancing
you will be counterbalancing
they will be counterbalancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterbalancing
you have been counterbalancing
he/she/it has been counterbalancing
we have been counterbalancing
you have been counterbalancing
they have been counterbalancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterbalancing
you will have been counterbalancing
he/she/it will have been counterbalancing
we will have been counterbalancing
you will have been counterbalancing
they will have been counterbalancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterbalancing
you had been counterbalancing
he/she/it had been counterbalancing
we had been counterbalancing
you had been counterbalancing
they had been counterbalancing
Conditional
I would counterbalance
you would counterbalance
he/she/it would counterbalance
we would counterbalance
you would counterbalance
they would counterbalance
Past Conditional
I would have counterbalanced
you would have counterbalanced
he/she/it would have counterbalanced
we would have counterbalanced
you would have counterbalanced
they would have counterbalanced
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterbalance - a weight that balances another weight
sash weight - a counterweight for a sliding sash
tare - (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals
weight - an artifact that is heavy
2.counterbalance - equality of distributioncounterbalance - equality of distribution    
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
conformation - a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
symmetry, proportion - balance among the parts of something
3.counterbalance - a compensating equivalent
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
Verb1.counterbalance - adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
carry - compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"
overcompensate, compensate, cover - make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father"
balance, equilibrise, equilibrize, equilibrate - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
2.counterbalance - contrast with equal weight or force
counterpoise, counterpose, counterweight - constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
counterpoint, contrast - to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
3.counterbalance - 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"
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counterbalance

verb offset, balance out, compensate for, make up for, counterpoise, countervail Add honey to counterbalance the acidity of the sauce.
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counterbalance

verb
1. To act as an equalizing weight or force to:
2. To put in balance:
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Translations
protiváhaprotizávaží
tasapainottaavastapainovastavoima

counterbalance

[ˈkaʊntəˌbæləns]
A. Ncontrapeso m (fig) → compensación f
B. VTcontrapesar (fig) → compensar
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counterbalance

counter-balance [ˌkaʊntərˈbæləns] vtcontrebalancer, faire contrepoids à
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counterbalance

[ˈkaʊntəˌbæləns]
1. ncontrappeso
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