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English verb: countervail

1. countervail (stative) compensate for or counterbalance

SamplesOffset deposits and withdrawals.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

2. countervail (social) oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions

SamplesThis will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues.

Synonymscounteract, counterbalance, neutralize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cancel, offset, set off

Narrower (hyponym)override

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