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counterweigh Line breaks: coun¦ter|weigh
Pronunciation: /ˌkaʊntəˈweɪ/

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Definition of counterweigh in English:


[with object]
Neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite influence: the reduction in transport charges would be great enough to counterweigh the expenditure
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  • Relatively autonomous towns counterweighed the influence of county officers.
  • The Community Method is not only a means of counterweighing the influence of big states to the advantage of small ones.
  • The support of the traditionally diehard unionist Daily Express was to counterweigh the opposition of more recalcitrant Conservatives.

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