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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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The services were rebalanced to better align the navy, air force, and missile forces with the military’s need to project military power beyond China’s borders. David M. Finkelstein, Foreign Affairs, 4 Oct. 2023 Although oil prices remain high—thus pushing up gasoline prices—experts have also suggested this factor may rebalance in the near future. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2023 Essentially your brain is trying to rebalance neurotransmitters back to their normal levels which can cause a dip in dopamine and that classic ‘hangxiety’ feeling. Olivia Morelli, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Sep. 2023 The bloc is particularly concerned about China’s economic practices, calling on Beijing to open up its market to rebalance the bilateral trade relations and putting in place new instruments to address China’s coercive practices targeting countries including Lithuania. Kevin Whitelaw, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2023 This rebalances the sodium concentrations inside and outside the cells. Amber Dance, Discover Magazine, 2 Oct. 2023 Over the next decade—as Silicon Valley’s growth exploded, but the percentage of venture capital invested in women remained stubbornly tiny—Pipeline Angels continued trying to rebalance its corner of this unequal financial ecosystem. Joseph Abrams, Fortune, 18 July 2023 Challenges to rebalance Chinese policymakers face multiple challenges in making those changes. Laura He, CNN, 6 Oct. 2023 The Liberian government is working to rebalance the work force by setting quotas for the hiring of women. Stephanie Nolen Tiksa Negeri, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023
Nasdaq won’t remove or add any stocks to the index during this rebalance, according to the release. Krystal Hur, CNN, 14 July 2023 General Manager Peter Gelb said in presenting the new season: The future of opera relies on a rebalance between the classics and relatable new work. George B. Stauffer, The New York Review of Books, 14 Sep. 2023 Special rebalances of the Nasdaq-100 have happened before in 1998 and 2011, according to Cameron Lilja, vice president and global head of index product and operations at Nasdaq. Krystal Hur, CNN, 14 July 2023 Toning: Typically, a toner is used post-cleanse to rebalance skin, says McGinnis. Brian Underwood, Women's Health, 11 July 2023 Their impact is particularly significant toward the end of the month, when funds move large swaths of securities around to accommodate investment flows, new issuance and maturing bonds as their benchmarks rebalance. Ye Xie, Fortune, 9 May 2023 Diversify, rebalance, invest for the long run, and accept liquidity risk. Julie Cooling, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2023 Foreign investors bought a very healthy $1.042 billion worth of Mainland stocks today, which may have been driven by today’s index rebalance. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 The timing of a rebalance will never be perfect but setting up a specific asset allocation that takes into account your willingness, ability and need to take risk removes the temptation to go all-in or all-out based on your gut instincts and sell based on a set plan. Ben Carlson, Fortune, 28 June 2020 See More

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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 3 Dec. 2023.

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