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counterweigh

[koun-ter-wey] /ˌkaʊn tərˈweɪ/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to counterbalance; counterpoise.
Origin of counterweigh
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English countreweyen; see counter-, weigh1
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  • Will any assistance to memory, counterweigh the annihilation or benumbing of the instinct of pity?

    Vivisection Albert Leffingwell
  • He so chastened his harshness with mercy, that he seemed to counterweigh the one with the other.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
British Dictionary definitions for counterweigh

counterweigh

/ˌkaʊntəˈweɪ/
verb
1.
another word for counterbalance
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