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balance

Synonyms of balance in English:

noun

  • 1 I tripped and lost my balance
    stability, equilibrium, steadiness, footing
    [Antonyms] instability
  • 2 political balance in broadcasting
    fairness, justice, impartiality, evenhandedness, egalitarianism, equal opportunity;
    parity, equity, equilibrium, equipoise, evenness, symmetry, correspondence, uniformity, equality, equivalence, comparability
    [Antonyms] imbalance
  • 3 this stylistic development provides a balance to the rest of the work
    counterbalance, counterweight, stabilizer, compensation
  • 4 the food was weighed on a balance
    scale(s), weighing machine
  • 5 the balance of the rent
    remainder, outstanding amount, rest, residue, difference, remaining part
  • verb

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  • 1 she balanced the book on her head
    steady, stabilize, poise, level
  • 2 he balanced his radical remarks with more familiar declarations
  • 3 their income and expenditure do not balance
    correspond, agree, tally, match up, concur, coincide, be in agreement, be consistent, equate, be equal
  • 4 you need to balance cost against benefit
    weigh, weigh up, compare, evaluate, consider, assess, appraise, judge
  • Phrases

    in the balance

    1
    thanks to these dismal sales figures, everyone's job is in the balance
    uncertain, undetermined, unsettled, unresolved, unsure, pending, in limbo, up in the air, at a turning point, critical, at a critical stage, at a crisis

    on balance

    2
    on balance, I'd say the scenery for Act II is coming along great
    overall, all in all, all things considered, taking everything into consideration/account, by and large, on average

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