Synonyms of counterbalance


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


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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Definition and meaning of counterbalance (Dictionary)