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offset

verb [T]  /ˌɔfˈset/ ( present participle offsetting, past tense and past participle offset) us  
to balance one influence against an opposing influence so that no great difference results: The extra cost of commuting to work from the suburbs is offset by cheaper rents.
Translations of “offset”
in Chinese (Traditional) 補償, 抵消, 彌補…
in Russian компенсировать…
in Turkish dengelemek, dengede tutmak/olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 补偿, 抵消, 弥补…
in Polish równoważyć…
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