Definition of counterbalance verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    counterbalance

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    verb
    NAmE//ˌkaʊntərˈbæləns//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkaʊntərˌbæləns//
     
    counterbalance something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they counterbalance
     
    he / she / it counterbalances
     
    past simple counterbalanced
     
    -ing form counterbalancing
     
     
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  1. 1to have an equal but opposite effect to something else synonym offset
  2. 2 Parents' natural desire to protect their children should be counterbalanced by the child's need for independence.
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