counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser(noun)
a weight that balances another weight
a compensating equivalent
balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance(noun)
equality of distribution
counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance(verb)
oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
contrast with equal weight or force
compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)
"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
To apply weight in order to balance an opposing one.
Big brother counterbalances his two siblings to the pound
To apply force in order to balance an opposite one.
Arm wrestling is undecided as long as the opponents counterbalance each-other
To match or equal in effect, but acting in opposition
The defenders' knowledge of the terrain roughly counterbalances the attackers' superior equipment
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At some point Republicans are going to have to find an equilibrium if they plan to compete, clearly there's no sign of that occurring in the immediate future. You want to go with older white men, the counterbalance to that is going to be millennials, females and diversity coming back with a vengeance.
Is there anything that is a counterbalance to stop them doing the kind of things that Officer Derek Chauvin did ? Liability to the police department would, in my view, be insufficient to do that.
These corporations go woke because they have pressure from shareholders, they have pressure from the liberal media, they have pressure internally from within, what we want to do at Unsilenced Majority is to provide a counterbalance. And so these corporations understand that if they go woke there's gonna be consequences from everyday Americans.
He's expressed concerns about the way the Russia investigation has been conducted, the way the Clinton email investigation was being conducted, so we'll see if he brings a counterbalance to the House Judiciary Committee, which next year is going to be very aggressive in investigating The President.
Right now I'm only focused on the midterms, i believe that the Republicans have not done what they should have done in terms of providing some counterbalance to the executive branch.
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