[ ee-kwuh-pon-duh-reyt, ek-wuh- ]
/ ˌi kwəˈpɒn dəˌreɪt, ˌɛk wə- /

verb (used with object), e·qui·pon·der·at·ed, e·qui·pon·der·at·ing.

to equal or offset in weight, force, importance, etc.; counterbalance.

Origin of equiponderate

1635–45; < Medieval Latin aequiponderātus, past participle of aequiponderāre. See equi-, ponder, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM equiponderate

e·qui·pon·der·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for equiponderate

/ (ˌiːkwɪˈpɒndəˌreɪt) /


(tr) to equal or balance in weight, power, force, etc; offset; counterbalance

Derived forms of equiponderate

equiponderance or equiponderancy, nounequiponderant, adjective

Word Origin for equiponderate

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