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counterbalance

noun

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a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective
  • charitable giving is usually a good counterbalance to the self-indulgent commercialism of the Christmas season

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counterbalance

verb

Synonyms of counterbalance (Entry 2 of 2)

to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective
  • a hearty dinner might counterbalance missing lunch

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The first known use of counterbalance was circa 1611

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“Counterbalance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/counterbalance. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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