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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to counterbalance; counterpoise.
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Origin of counterweigh

1400–50; late Middle English countreweyen; see counter-, weigh1
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Historical Examples of counterweigh

  • Will any assistance to memory, counterweigh the annihilation or benumbing of the instinct of pity?


    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


  1. another word for counterbalance
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