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English verb: countervail

1. countervail (stative) compensate for or counterbalance


SamplesOffset deposits and withdrawals.


Synonymsoffset


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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