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counterbalanceverb [T]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.təˌbæl.əns/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
(Definition of counterbalance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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counterbalanceverb [T]

uk   /ˈkaʊntəˌbæləns/  us   /-ṱɚ-/
to have an ​equal but ​oppositeeffect on something in a ​positive way, so that it does not have too much of a particular characteristic: Investment in ​forestryprojects is intended to counterbalance the ​effects of ​carbonemissions. Short-term ​losses in ​revenue will be counterbalanced by new ​businessopportunities.

counterbalancenoun [C, usually singular]

/ˈkaʊntəˌbæləns/  us /-ṱɚ-/
something that has an ​equal and ​oppositeeffect on something in a ​positive way: counterbalance to sth Internetlobbygroups have been a welcome counterbalance to the ​power of the ​multinationals.
(Definition of counterbalance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “counterbalance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使平衡, 抵消, 弥补…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使平衡, 抵消, 彌補…
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