One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]rare, literary
Counteract or equal the effect or importance of; balance.
counterbalance, balance out, cancel, cancel out, offset, even out, even up, counteract, counterpoise, countervail, equalize, neutralize, nullify, compensate for, make up forView synonyms
- ‘I am entrusted by her Majesty with the task of allegorically depicting seven theological virtues and not three, a number recognized as inadequate to equilibrize the seven deadly sins.’
- ‘The air necessary to equilibrize the pressure of water, is drawn from the reservoirs at the surface.’
- ‘Planets less dominant than the sun and moon have, undoubtedly, their share in equilibrizing the waters of the earth.’
- ‘We were not able to equilibrize the nitrogen balance in the soil even with repeated manuring and the use of mineral nitrogen.’
- ‘Collisions between particles of equal masses quickly equilibrize their velocities via momentum exchange.’
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