Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive & transitive verb To counterbalance or cause to counterbalance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To weigh against; counterbalance; counterpoise.
  • To have a counterbalancing effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To weigh against; to counterbalance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To act as counterbalance (against something).
  • verb transitive To counterbalance; to balance out.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From counter- +‎ weigh, under the influence Anglo-Norman contrepeser ("to counterpoise").

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