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To compensate for

I am one of those who thinke their fruit can no way countervaile this losse.

To have the same value as
To counteract, counterbalance or neutralize
to offset
{v} to have equal power, to requite
{f} act against; offset
compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"
To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate
Power or value sufficient to obviate any effect; equal weight, strength, or value; equivalent; compensation; requital
oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"
To counteract, counterbalance or neutralize something
To compensate for something
past of countervail
present participle of countervail
{s} opposing, serving to contradict; counteracting, serving to offset
acting against with equal force or influence compensating for
acting against with equal force or influence
A countervailing force, power, or opinion is one which is of equal strength to another one but is its opposite or opposes it. Their strategy is expansionist and imperialist, and it is greatest in effect, of course, when there is no countervailing power. with an equally strong but opposite effect (contrevaloir, from contre- ( COUNTER-) + valoir )
compensating for
third-person singular of countervail