Saturday, November 02, 2013
counterpoise verb [KOUN-ter-poiz] to balance by an opposing weight; counteract by an opposing force.
Definitions for counterpoise
- to balance by an opposing weight; counteract by an opposing force.
- to bring into equilibrium.
- Archaic. to weigh (one thing) against something else; consider carefully.
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Citations for counterpoise
To be unfortunate in any respect was sufficient, if there was no demerit to counterpoise it, to turn the scale of that good man's pity, and to engage his friendship and his benefaction.
I know what she means all right. But I know something she doesn't know. Money is a good counterpoise to beauty.
Origin of counterpoise
late Middle English
Counterpoise is from the Old French word countrepois which meant "to weigh against."