One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite influence.‘the reduction in transport charges would be great enough to counterweigh the expenditure’
neutralize, counterbalance, counteract, balance, balance out, countervailView synonyms
- ‘This recent movement did not have sufficient weight to counterweigh the rights of other children and their self-proclaimed parents.’
- ‘The Community Method is not only a means of counterweighing the influence of big states to the advantage of small ones.’
- ‘Unions may be compelled to make concessions in order to counterweigh the incentives for employers to seek lower operating costs abroad.’
- ‘The support of the traditionally diehard unionist Daily Express was to counterweigh the opposition of more recalcitrant Conservatives.’
- ‘Relatively autonomous towns counterweighed the influence of county officers.’
- ‘Ultimately, the exertions to counterweigh the awfulness of his actions with his gentle inner qualities yield a totally unbelievable character.’
- ‘Several critics have pointed out information technology's negative aspects, partly to counterweigh the hype about all of its merits.’
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