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offset

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of offset

  1. 1 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective <a better performance this time will be an offset to last year's dismal showing> Synonyms balance, canceler (or canceller), corrective, counter, counteraction, counterforce, counterpoise, counterweight, equipoise, neutralizer, counterbalanceRelated Words trade-off; ballast, weight

  2. 2 the stopping of a process or activity <symptoms that were striking for their abrupt onset and their equally abrupt offset> Synonyms arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, end, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationRelated Words mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms continuance, continuation




offset

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of offset

  1. to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective <if you get a high grade on this quiz, it will offset the D from your last one> Synonyms annul, cancel (out), compensate (for), correct, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, make up (for), negative, neutralize Related Words invalidate, negate, neuter, nullify; atone (for); outbalance, outweigh, redeem; redress, relieve, remedy; override, overrule





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