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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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  • Several critics have pointed out information technology's negative aspects, partly to counterweigh the hype about all of its merits.
  • 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.
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