Synonyms of balance in English:

balance


See definition of balance

noun

1‘I tripped and lost my balance’

SYNONYMS

stability, equilibrium, steadiness, footing

ANTONYMS

instability

2‘the way to peace and some kind of personal balance’

SYNONYMS

composure, assurance, self-assurance, self-control, calmness, coolness, cool head

ease, tranquillity, serenity, imperturbability, impassivity, equanimity, nonchalance, confidence, self-confidence, self-possession, sureness

poise, dignity, aplomb, presence of mind, nerve, sangfroid, countenance, collectedness, suaveness, urbanity, elegance

informal cool, unflappability

ANTONYMS

nervousness

3‘the obligations of political balance in broadcasting’

SYNONYMS

fairness, justice, impartiality, egalitarianism, equal opportunity

parity, equity, equilibrium, evenness, symmetry, equipoise, correspondence, uniformity, equality, equivalence, similarity, levelness, parallelism, comparability

ANTONYMS

imbalance

4‘this stylistic development provides a balance to the rest of the work’

SYNONYMS

counterbalance, equipoise, counterweight, stabilizer, compensation, recompense, ballast, makeweight

archaic countercheck

5‘a girl was weighing material on a balance’

SYNONYMS

weighing machine, weighbridge

6‘the landlord demanded payment of the balance of the rent’

SYNONYMS

remainder, outstanding amount, rest, residue, difference, remaining number, remaining part, remaining quantity


verb

1‘she balanced the book on her head’

SYNONYMS

steady, stabilize

poise, level, prop, position

2‘he balanced his radical remarks with more familiar declarations’

SYNONYMS

counterbalance, balance out, cancel, cancel out, offset, even out, even up, counteract, counterpoise, countervail, equalize, neutralize, nullify, compensate for, make up for

rare equilibrize

3‘a country's payments for imports and receipts for exports must balance’

SYNONYMS

correspond, agree, tally, match up, concur, coincide, be in agreement, be consistent, equate, be equal, harmonize, be in harmony, be compatible, be consonant, be congruous, be in tune, dovetail, correlate

informal square

North American informal jibe

4‘it is a matter of balancing advantages against disadvantages’

SYNONYMS

weigh, weigh up, compare, evaluate, consider, assess, appraise, estimate


Phrases

    in the balance

      ‘the aircraft's future is in the balance after this crash’

      SYNONYMS

      uncertain, unknown, undetermined, unsettled, unresolved, unsure, pending, in limbo, in no man's land, up in the air, at a turning point, critical, at a critical stage, at a crisis

      debatable, open to question, in doubt

      unpredictable, unforeseeable, incalculable, speculative, unreliable, untrustworthy, undependable, risky, chancy

      informal

      dicey, hairy, iffy

      British informal

      dodgy

    on balance

      ‘their allegation is, on balance, substantially correct’

      SYNONYMS

      overall, all in all, all things considered, taking everything into account, taking everything into consideration, by and large, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, on the whole, in general, generally, generally speaking, largely, to a large extent, to a great degree