[ koun-ter-wey ]
/ ˌkaʊn tərˈweɪ /

verb (used with or without object)

to counterbalance; counterpoise.

Origin of counterweigh

1400–50; late Middle English countreweyen; see counter-, weigh1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for counterweigh

  • 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


/ (ˌkaʊntəˈweɪ) /


another word for counterbalance
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