balance out

phrasal verb

Definition of balance out 

1 : to make (a different or opposite thing) less powerful, noticeable, etc. : to compensate for Serve black coffee to help balance out the sweetness of the dessert. His quickness will balance out the other fighter's greater strength.

2 : to be or become equal or even The good times and the bad times balanced out

Learn More about balance out

Share balance out

Statistics for balance out

Look-up Popularity

Comments on balance out

What made you want to look up balance out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!