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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


  2. counterbalance, offset(noun)

    a compensating equivalent

    mule skinner, muleteer, mule driver

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

    equality of distribution

    person of color, person of colour

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

    oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

    "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

    princewood, salmwood, cypre

  5. oppose, counterbalance(verb)

    contrast with equal weight or force

    splasher, splashboard, washboard, dashboard

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

    adjust for

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

    excellently, magnificently, famously, splendidly, gorgeously, resplendently


  1. counterbalance(noun)

    counterpoise, counterweight, offset, counteract

    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

    counterpoise, counterweight, offset, counteract

    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

    counterweight, counterpoise, offset, counteract

    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

    offset, counteract, counterweight, counterpoise

    overcome, overpower, outweigh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. counterbalance(v. a.)

    counterpoise, balance

  2. counterbalance(v. a.)

    countervail, compensate, set off, make up for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. counterbalance(v)

    counterpoise, countervail, equiponderate, balance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "counterbalance":

    counterweight, offset, counteract, counter, compensate

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How to use counterbalance in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Damon Hewitt:

    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.

  3. Mike Davis:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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