What are some alternative words for counterbalance?

Synonyms for counterbalanceˈkaʊn tərˌbæl əns; ˌkaʊn tərˈbæl əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser(noun)

    a weight that balances another weight

    remainder, counterbalance, proportion, symmetry, equaliser, residual, balance, equalizer, residuum, rest, counterweight, residue, counterpoise, equilibrium, symmetricalness, equipoise, correspondence, offset, balance wheel, proportionality

  2. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance(noun)

    equality of distribution

    sense of equilibrium, remainder, counterbalance, counterpoise, symmetry, equaliser, residual, balance, equalizer, residuum, rest, counterweight, vestibular sense, residue, proportion, equilibrium, labyrinthine sense, sense of balance, symmetricalness, equipoise, correspondence, offset, balance wheel, proportionality, chemical equilibrium

  3. counterbalance, offset(verb)

    a compensating equivalent

    outset, runner, counterweight, first, stolon, counterpoise, setoff, starting time, equaliser, offshoot, commencement, balance, equalizer, start, offset printing, get-go, kickoff, counterbalance, outgrowth, set-back, equilibrium, equipoise, showtime, offset, branch, beginning

  4. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)

    adjust for

    chasten, even off, right, castigate, make up, compensate, neutralize, patch up, recompense, countervail, remunerate, even out, fabricate, counteract, make, decline, be, reconcile, oppose, correct, invent, adjust, pay, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, counterbalance, level, represent, even, rectify, discipline, comprise, even up, conciliate, repair, square up, cook up, flush, cover, chastise, redress, constitute, sort out, set, objurgate, jog, pay off, slump, settle, indemnify

  5. oppose, counterbalance(verb)

    contrast with equal weight or force

    fight, countervail, controvert, counterbalance, even out, counteract, defend, correct, oppose, neutralize, match, make up, react, pit, even up, compensate, even off, contradict, play off, fight down, fight back

  6. counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance(verb)

    oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

    waste, countermine, countervail, even off, compensate, counterbalance, negate, even out, neutralise, counteract, subvert, sabotage, correct, oppose, weaken, even up, neutralize, countercheck, antagonise, nullify, make up, undermine, liquidate, offset, do in, antagonize, knock off


  1. counterbalance(noun)

    counterpoise, counterweight, offset, counteract

    outweigh, overpower, overcome

  2. counterbalance(noun)

    To apply weight in order to balance an opposing one.

    counterpoise, counterweight, offset, counteract

    overcome, overpower, outweigh

  3. counterbalance(verb)

    To apply force in order to balance an opposite one.

    counterweight, counterpoise, offset, counteract

    overpower, outweigh, overcome

  4. counterbalance(verb)

    To match or equal in effect, but acting in opposition

    offset, counteract, counterweight, counterpoise

    overcome, overpower, outweigh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. counterbalance(v. a.)

    counterpoise, balance

  2. counterbalance(v. a.)

    countervail, compensate, set off, make up for

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List of paraphrases:

counterweight, offset, counteract, counter, compensate

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