re·​bal·​ance | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈba-lən(t)s How to pronounce rebalance (audio) \
rebalanced; rebalancing; rebalances

Definition of rebalance

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 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
2 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
3 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



Definition of rebalance (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

First Known Use of rebalance


1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Rebalance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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