counterbalance

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coun·ter·bal·ance • n. / ˈkountərˌbaləns/ a weight that balances another weight. ∎  a factor having the opposite effect to that of another and so preventing it from exercising a disproportionate influence.• v. / ˌkountərˈbaləns/ [tr.] (of a weight) balance (another weight). ∎  neutralize or cancel by exerting an opposite influence.