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counterbalance

verb [T] uk   /ˈkaʊn.təˌbæl.əns/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
to have an equal but opposite effect on something so that it does not have too much of a particular characteristic: The ugliness of the resort is counterbalanced by the excellence of the skiing.
counterbalance
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
Her calm nature served as a natural counterbalance to his excitable personality.
Translations of “counterbalance”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使平衡, 抵消, 彌補…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使平衡, 抵消, 弥补…
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