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balances

noun
plural of balance

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1 a device for measuring weight
  • use a balance to make sure you get the amounts precisely correct

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2 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective
  • the balance to the mountain of complaints are the many letters of praise that we also receive

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3 a remaining group or portion
  • and the balance of the contestants should stand in that last corner

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balances

verb
present tense third-person singular of balance

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1 to make equal in amount, degree, or status
  • tried to balance the total amount of money spent on gifts for each child

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2 to show uncertainty about the right course of action
  • his tendency to balance and waffle on certain hot-button issues may hurt him in the general election

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3 to give what is owed for
  • she had to balance her account with the hotel before checking out of her room

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“Balances.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/balances. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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