HyperDic: counterbalance

English > 6 senses of the word counterbalance:
VERBstativecounterbalance, compensate, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upadjust for
stativecounterbalance, opposecontrast with equal weight or force
socialcounterbalance, counteract, countervail, neutralizeoppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
NOUNartifactcounterbalance, counterweight, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equalisera weight that balances another weight
shapecounterbalance, balance, equilibrium, equipoiseequality of distribution
possessioncounterbalance, offseta compensating equivalent
counterbalance > pronunciation
Soundskaw'nerbae.lahns; kaw'nterbae.lahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > counterbalance: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA weight that balances another weight.
Synonymscounterweight, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser
Narrowersash weightA counterweight for a sliding sash
tare(chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis
BroaderweightAn artifact that is heavy
Spanishbalance, contrapeso, ecualizador
Catalancontrapès
Verbscounterbalancecontrast with equal weight or force
counterbalanceadjust for
English > counterbalance: 6 senses > noun 2, shape
Meaningequality of distribution.
Synonymsbalance, equilibrium, equipoise
NarrowerconformationA symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
symmetry, proportionbalance among the parts of something
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishcontrapeso, equilibrio
Catalancontrapès, equilibri
English > counterbalance: 6 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningA compensating equivalent.
Synonymoffset
BroadercompensationSomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
Spanishcompensación, contrapeso, desbalance, equivalencia, medida de contrapeso
Verbscounterbalanceoppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
counterbalanceadjust for
English > counterbalance: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningAdjust for.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscompensate, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up
Narrowercarrycompensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
cover, compensate, overcompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Broaderbalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
Spanishcompensar, contrapesar, corregir
Catalancontrapesar
Nounscounterbalancea weight that balances another weight
counterbalancea compensating equivalent
English > counterbalance: 6 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningContrast with equal weight or force.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymoppose
Narrowercounterweight, counterpoise, counterposeconstitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
Broadercontrast, counterpointTo show / show differences when compared
Spanishcompensar, contrabalancear, contrapesar
Catalancontrabalançar, contrapesar
Nounscounterbalancea weight that balances another weight
English > counterbalance: 6 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningOppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscounteract, countervail, neutralize
Narroweroverridecounteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
Broadercancel, offset, set offMake up for
Spanishcontrarrestar, neutralizar
Catalancontrarestar, neutralitzar
Nounscounterbalancea compensating equivalent

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