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counterbalance

verb [T]     /ˈkaʊntəˌbæləns/ US   /-ṱɚ-/
to have an equal but opposite effect on something in a positive way, so that it does not have too much of a particular characteristic: Investment in forestry projects is intended to counterbalance the effects of carbon emissions. Short-term losses in revenue will be counterbalanced by new business opportunities.
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