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A force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one
A weight that is put in opposition to an equal weight so it keeps that in balance
To apply force in order to balance an opposite one

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

To apply weight in order to balance an opposing one

Big brother counterbalances his two siblings to the pound.

To match or equal in effect, but acting in opposition

A considerable effort has been made in these volumes to counterbalance this activity by introducing the student to the plants as living entities with a life of their own, as Spruce put it.

to oppose with an equal force
{v} to make amends, to equal
Something that is a counterbalance to something else counterbalances that thing. organisations set up as a counterbalance to groups allied to the ANC. to have an equal and opposite effect to something such as a change, feeling etc
oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
A force or influence that balances, checks, or limits another
{f} act against, oppose (with an equal weight, force, etc.)
To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance
A weight that is put in opposition to an equal weight
equality of distribution
on the opposite side of the wheel A counterpoise to balance the weight of anything, as of a drawbridge or a scale beam
an equivalent counterbalancing weight
a compensating equivalent
{i} weight which balances another; equal weight or power acting in opposition
To apply weight or force in order to balance
A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another A mass of metal in one side of a driving wheel or fly wheel, to balance the weight of a crank pin, etc
To counterbalance something means to balance or correct it with something that has an equal but opposite effect. Add honey to counterbalance the acidity = offset
oppose with equal weight or force
{f} counterweigh
Simple past tense and past participle of counterbalance
A counterbalance
Having a counterbalance
brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another
past of counterbalance
plural of counterbalance
serving to equilibrate; "he added a counterbalancing weight
present participle of counterbalance