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Definition of counterpoise:

  1. An equal weight; a weight sufficient to balance another in the opposite scale; a force or power sufficient to balance another force or power.
  2. To weigh against with an equal weight; to act against with equal power and effect.

Synonyms:

proportion, correspondence, neutralizer, proportionality, offset, set off, countervail, corrective, redeem, order, poise, substitute, neutralize, compensate, rest, counter, counterpose, outweigh, stasis, balance wheel, counterforce, symmetricalness, remainder, equalizer, counterweight, residual, residuum, counteraction, balance, equilibrium, equilibration, symmetry, make up, counteract, counterbalance, canceler, residue, equaliser, equipoise.

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