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Synonyms for counterbalance

Noun

1. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser, weight
usage: a weight that balances another weight
2. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance, structure, construction
usage: equality of distribution
3. counterbalance, offset, compensation
usage: a compensating equivalent

Verb

1. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
usage: adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
2. oppose, counterbalance, contrast, counterpoint
usage: contrast with equal weight or force
3. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance, cancel, offset, set off
usage: oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
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