- 1to have an equal but opposite effect to something else synonym offset
- 2 Parents' natural desire to protect their children should be counterbalanced by the child's need for independence.
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