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re·​bal·​ance (ˌ)rē-ˈba-lən(t)s How to pronounce rebalance (audio)
rebalanced; rebalancing; rebalances
transitive : to restore balance to or adjust the balance of (something) : to balance (something) again
… presents a detailed diet plan to rebalance the hormone systems and speed up metabolism.Publishers Weekly
British historians have published many books in recent years that seek to rebalance our view of World War II to give just prominence to the Eastern Front.Max Hastings
intransitive : to become balanced again
But Kuwait's oil minister, Issam Almarzooq told Bloomberg Sunday, that the production cuts could end before 2019 if the oil market rebalances.Gillian Rich
transitive + intransitive : to buy and sell assets of (an investment portfolio) in order to regain a desired allocation of those assets
Managers rebalance their portfolios to stay true to their pre-determined mix.Vanessa O'Connell
The stock portion of your investments has probably done very well. But have you rebalanced recently so you're not too stock heavy?Wes Moss


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: an act or instance of rebalancing
a rebalance of power
a rebalance of a stock portfolio
… will do whatever is necessary to force a rebalance in trade relations.Damian Paletta

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With their gumption and desire for a job that reflects their values and need for work-life balance, Gen Z might finally rebalance the scales for good. Ryan Hogg, Fortune, 8 July 2024 That chimes with the shift in equity-market sentiment, where uncertainty before Sunday’s vote has derailed the bull case for Europe, pushing investors to trim exposure and rebalance their positioning toward US assets. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune Europe, 28 June 2024
The allure of pandemic boomtowns is either fading fast, or simply a rebalance of sorts. Alena Botros, Fortune, 25 June 2024 The Obama administration’s rebalance, despite its flaws, sought to demonstrate to the region that China’s rise did not spell U.S. decline. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Foreign Affairs, 22 Nov. 2016 See all Example Sentences for rebalance 

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Word History

First Known Use


1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebalance was in 1822

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“Rebalance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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