verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of countervail
OTHER WORDS FROM countervailun·coun·ter·vailed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for countervail
The countervailing forces that can combat misinformation—literature, art, logic, critical thinking, civics, and history—have meanwhile been deemphasized in education in favor of “workforce development.”How to fix what the innovation economy broke about America|Katie McLean|February 17, 2021|MIT Technology Review
In other words, when there was countervailing power in our system.The system is ‘rigged’: Robert Reich on the Supreme Court, economic inequality, and his Twitter beef with Elon Musk|reymashayekhi|October 12, 2020|Fortune
Only a countervailing principle like equal citizenship can stop it from expanding indefinitely—as it has been doing.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state likely will lead in the countervailing lawsuits when (insert a horrid disease here) is found to be linked to e-puffing.Big Tobacco, Not MRSA, Is the Real Problem With E-Cigarettes|Kent Sepkowitz|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only reliable countervailing power to organized money is organized people.March on Washington Anniversary: a Lesson for Change|Hedrick Smith|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Contrary to common assumptions, the Bush-Kerry campaign of 2004 offers no countervailing example.Obama Must Defend His Own Record, Not Savage Romney’s Character|Michael Medved|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Excessive secrecy and the countervailing need to share information only exacerbate and complicate the situation.Bradley Manning Trial: Questioning Why So Much Is Classified|Denver Nicks|December 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
(p. 23) Nor are even misfortunes when they occur, as occur they must, utterly devoid of some countervailing joys.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
One countervailing influence to my drift to Toryism in those days was Margaret's quite religious faith in the Liberals.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
Hence the overpursuit of any one subject may be hurtful, unless duly balanced by countervailing forces.
That, to my mind, is a very great and insuperable objection, and I do not see any countervailing advantage.
From 1899 to 1904 a countervailing duty was imposed on bounty-fed beet sugar.