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[ee-kwuh-pon-duh-reyt, ek-wuh-]
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verb (used with object), e·qui·pon·der·at·ed, e·qui·pon·der·at·ing.
  1. to equal or offset in weight, force, importance, etc.; counterbalance.
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Origin of equiponderate

1635–45; < Medieval Latin aequiponderātus, past participle of aequiponderāre. See equi-, ponder, -ate1
Related formse·qui·pon·der·a·tion, noun
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Related Words for equiponderate

compare, reach, correspond, match, comprise, equipoise, level, emulate, rival, tally, parallel, coordinate, equate, equalize, meet, touch, tie, balance, approach, agree

British Dictionary definitions for equiponderate


  1. (tr) to equal or balance in weight, power, force, etc; offset; counterbalance
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Derived Formsequiponderance or equiponderancy, nounequiponderant, adjective

Word Origin for equiponderate

C17: from Medieval Latin aequiponderāre, from Latin equi- + ponderāre to weigh
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