1. [ noun ] an equivalent counterbalancing weight
Synonyms: counterpoise balance equalizer equaliser counterweight
Related terms: weight sash_weight tare compensate oppose equal counterweight
2. [ verb ] adjust or make up for
Synonyms: compensate even_up even_off correct even_out

"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

Related terms: balance cover carry
3. [ verb ] oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
Synonyms: counteract neutralize countervail

"This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"

Related terms: cancel override
4. [ verb ] place in opposition: can also be used in an abstract sense
Synonyms: oppose

"Oppose thy steadfast gazing eyes to mine"- Shakespeare

Related terms: contrast counterweight counterweight
5. [ noun ] equality of distribution
Synonyms: equilibrium equipoise balance
Related terms: structure symmetry conformation balance
6. [ noun ] (business) a compensating equivalent
Synonyms: offset
Related terms: compensation compensate cancel
Similar spelling:   counterbalanced