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Synonyms for counterbalance
ˈkaʊn tərˌbæl əns; ˌkaʊn tərˈbæl əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser(noun)

    a weight that balances another weight

    Synonyms:
    remainder, proportion, symmetry, equaliser, residual, balance, equalizer, residuum, rest, counterweight, residue, counterpoise, equilibrium, symmetricalness, equipoise, correspondence, offset, balance wheel, proportionality

  2. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance(noun)

    equality of distribution

    Synonyms:
    sense of equilibrium, remainder, counterpoise, symmetry, equaliser, residual, balance, equalizer, residuum, rest, counterweight, vestibular sense, residue, proportion, equilibrium, labyrinthine sense, sense of balance, symmetricalness, equipoise, correspondence, offset, balance wheel, proportionality, chemical equilibrium

  3. counterbalance, offset(verb)

    a compensating equivalent

    Synonyms:
    outset, runner, counterweight, first, stolon, counterpoise, setoff, starting time, equaliser, offshoot, commencement, balance, equalizer, start, offset printing, get-go, kickoff, outgrowth, set-back, equilibrium, equipoise, showtime, offset, branch, beginning

  4. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)

    adjust for

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, even off, right, castigate, make up, compensate, neutralize, patch up, recompense, countervail, remunerate, even out, fabricate, counteract, make, decline, be, reconcile, oppose, correct, invent, adjust, pay, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, level, represent, even, rectify, discipline, comprise, even up, conciliate, repair, square up, cook up, flush, cover, chastise, redress, constitute, sort out, set, objurgate, jog, pay off, slump, settle, indemnify

  5. oppose, counterbalance(verb)

    contrast with equal weight or force

    Synonyms:
    fight, countervail, controvert, even out, counteract, defend, correct, oppose, neutralize, match, make up, react, pit, even up, compensate, even off, contradict, play off, fight down, fight back

  6. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance(verb)

    oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

    "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

    Synonyms:
    waste, countermine, countervail, even off, compensate, negate, even out, neutralise, counteract, subvert, sabotage, correct, oppose, weaken, even up, neutralize, countercheck, antagonise, nullify, make up, undermine, liquidate, offset, do in, antagonize, knock off

Wiktionary

  1. counterbalance(noun)

    Synonyms:
    counterpoise, counterweight, offset, counteract

    Antonyms:
    outweigh, overpower, overcome

  2. counterbalance(noun)

    To apply weight in order to balance an opposing one.

    Big brother counterbalances his two siblings to the pound

    Synonyms:
    counterpoise, counterweight, offset, counteract

    Antonyms:
    overcome, overpower, outweigh

  3. counterbalance(verb)

    To apply force in order to balance an opposite one.

    Arm wrestling is undecided as long as the opponents counterbalance each-other

    Synonyms:
    counterweight, counterpoise, offset, counteract

    Antonyms:
    overpower, outweigh, overcome

  4. counterbalance(verb)

    To match or equal in effect, but acting in opposition

    The defenders' knowledge of the terrain roughly counterbalances the attackers' superior equipment

    Synonyms:
    offset, counteract, counterweight, counterpoise

    Antonyms:
    overcome, overpower, outweigh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. counterbalance(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    counterpoise, balance

  2. counterbalance(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    countervail, compensate, set off, make up for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. counterbalance(v)

    Synonyms:
    counterpoise, countervail, equiponderate, balance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    counterweight, offset, counteract, counter, compensate

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How to use counterbalance in a sentence?

  1. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

    Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

  2. Manu Raju:

    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.

  3. Mayor Bloomberg:

    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.

  4. House Democrats:

    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.


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