verb (used with or without object), coun·ter·bal·anced, coun·ter·bal·anc·ing.
Origin of counterbalance
Examples from the Web for counterbalance
As an alternative religious player, says Greaves, the Satanic Temple provides yet another “counterbalance.”
The goal: to get them to reconsider Likud as a counterbalance to Bennett's scary religiosity.
Like it or not, some companies will need to function as a counterbalance if publishers are to survive as a species.Why Random and Penguin Must Merge—And When They Almost Did|Gayle Feldman|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So to counterbalance the Court's criticism of our ancestors, let me say a word in their praise: they left us free to change.
He used their weight to counterbalance them, each with one foot on the ground.
John thought of all the sins which he had committed, and found no good deeds to counterbalance them.The Son of a Servant|August Strindberg
Congreve makes twelve thousand pounds more than a counterbalance to the affection of Belinda.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
A revival of religion to counterbalance, as it were, the revival of brutality, is a recurring phenomenon of great wars.The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915|Basil L. Gildersleeve
She no longer needed the Protestants to counterbalance the Guises and the Constable.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
To counterbalance these motives was the danger, whatever it might amount to, and which did not weigh heavily on my mind.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido|Henry Keppel