Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb counterbalance

3 senses of counterbalance

Sense 1
compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up -- (adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance")
       => balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise -- (bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights")

Sense 2
oppose, counterbalance -- (contrast with equal weight or force)
       => contrast, counterpoint -- (to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities")

Sense 3
counteract, countervail, neutralize, counterbalance -- (oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues")
       => cancel, offset, set off -- (make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength")

Antonyms of adj counterbalanced

1 sense of counterbalanced

Sense 1
counterbalanced, counterpoised -- (brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another)

INDIRECT (VIA balanced) -> unbalanced, imbalanced -- (being or thrown out of equilibrium)

Similarity of adj counterbalanced

1 sense of counterbalanced

Sense 1
counterbalanced, counterpoised -- (brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another)
       => balanced (vs. unbalanced) -- (being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers")

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