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Definition 1: a weight that balances another weight - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for counterbalance in the sense of this definition

(counterbalance is a kind of ...) an artifact that is heavy

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) a counterweight for a sliding sash

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals

Definition 2: a compensating equivalent - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for counterbalance in the sense of this definition

(counterbalance is a kind of ...) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

Definition 3: equality of distribution - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for counterbalance in the sense of this definition

(counterbalance is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) balance among the parts of something

Samples where counterbalance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues

Synonyms for counterbalance in the sense of this definition

(counterbalance is a kind of ...) make up for

"His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)

Definition 5: contrast with equal weight or force - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for counterbalance in the sense of this definition

(counterbalance is a kind of ...) to show differences when compared; be different

"the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to

Definition 6: adjust for - [verb of stative]

Samples where counterbalance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Synonyms for counterbalance in the sense of this definition

(counterbalance is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

"I resent having to carry her all the time"

(... is a kind of counterbalance ) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

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