Definition of counterbalance:
fight back, equipoise, antagonize, remunerate, overcompensate, consequence, countermine, chemical equilibrium, substitute, setoff, set-back, counteraction, beginning, parallel, make, decline, pay off, corrective, compensate, start, play off, stolon, turn the scales, even out, offset, oppose, do in, first, approximate, residuum, square up, catch up with, remainder, redress, offset printing, react, knock off, slump, residue, get-go, influence, have something in common (with something), right, represent, liquidate, indemnify, settle, even up, sort out, outset, waste, pit, correspond, castigate, proportion, runner, redeem, reconcile, repair, counter, chastise, labyrinthine sense, patch up, starting time, even, counteract, neutralizer, even off, be, sabotage, symmetry, counterforce, fabricate, order, chasten, make up, cook up, invent, sense of balance, controvert, sense of equilibrium, showtime, commencement, counterweight, neutralise, coincide, outcome, result, discipline, equalizer, fight down, level, outweigh, effect, impact, rectify, vestibular sense, constitute, steady, offshoot, weaken, rest, equaliser, conciliate, balance wheel, the upshot (of something), bear/stand comparison (with), jog, branch, set off, countercheck, residual, fight, equalize, comprise, cover, amount to, proportionality, outgrowth, side effect, canceler, manufacture, subvert, the aftermath, neutralize, defend, flush, countervail, stabilize, end result, counterpoise, recompense, kickoff, equilibrium, antagonise, pay, balance, accord with, match, symmetricalness, objurgate, correspondence, undermine.
- compensate (part of speech: verb)
- negate (part of speech: verb)
Personally, I am convinced that future warfare will be to the few, by which I mean that to escape annihilation soldiers will have to fight in widely dispersed formations, when they will have to think for themselves, and when each must be to a great extent his own general; and with regard to artillery, it appears that the advantages of defensive action, range, concealment, and individual initiative may easily counterbalance numbers and discipline.- "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria", Winston Spencer Churchill.
In conclusion, he adds:- I can easily understand that the brilliant offers made you in Paris strongly counterbalance a poor little professorship of natural history at Neuchatel, and may well cause you to hesitate; especially since your scientific career there is so well begun.- "Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence", Louis Agassiz.
- "Letters to His Son, 1759-1765", The Earl of Chesterfield.