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counterbalance

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcounterbalancecoun‧ter‧bal‧ance /ˌkaʊntəˈbæləns $ -tər-/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 EQUALto have an equal and opposite effect to something such as a change, feeling etc 🔊 Riskier investments tend to be counterbalanced by high rewards.counterbalance /ˈkaʊntəˌbæləns $ -tər-/ noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
counterbalanceFortunately there are strong democratic forces in the country that counterbalance any extremist influences.His fear of his father is counterbalanced by a genuine respect for him.Normally the forces from one molecule are counterbalanced by equal attraction by other molecules but at an interface the forces become unbalanced.The body of penal regulations was counterbalanced by some rewards.The difference in size between egg and sperm is counterbalanced by the numbers in which they are produced.The weight of the ensemble was counterbalanced by the tug of transmission cables snaking up into the ceiling.At present domestic labour is organisationally inefficient because it is not socialised like the industrial sphere, which counterbalances increased productivity through mechanisation.The company's success in Europe has counterbalanced its weak sales in the U.S.With no freeboard to counterbalance, the leeward rail pressed down, admitting the flood, and the boy bailed furiously.The documents he provided for Strype helped counterbalance the reliance upon official sources in Strype's histories of Elizabethan archbishops.To counterbalance this earthly anchor the only remedy has been self-discipline and mortification of her natural inclinations.
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Verb table
counterbalance
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycounterbalance
he, she, itcounterbalances
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycounterbalanced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave counterbalanced
he, she, ithas counterbalanced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad counterbalanced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill counterbalance
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have counterbalanced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam counterbalancing
he, she, itis counterbalancing
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you, we, theyare counterbalancing
Past
I, he, she, itwas counterbalancing
you, we, theywere counterbalancing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been counterbalancing
he, she, ithas been counterbalancing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been counterbalancing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be counterbalancing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been counterbalancing
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