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countervail

[ koun-ter-veyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF countervail

Synonyms for countervail

  • balance
  • counteract
  • counterbalance
  • counterpoise
  • invalidate
  • neutralize
  • nullify
  • undo
  • compensate for
  • make up for
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Antonyms for countervail

  • approve
  • permit
  • validate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNTERVAIL

In the case of Dryden there is nothing to countervail this presumption.

You had, besides, on Virginia, sacred claims which nothing could countervail.

If I thought of it at all, it was as the agent of a necessity which I could not countervail.

There are armed men enow to countervail all your efforts at escape.

No time was to be lost, and measures were immediately taken to countervail these designs.

Her object being to countervail the design of her husband, she instantly commences a system of manoeuvring to carry her point.

Very many and very strong arms stood behind the prince ready to cooperate with him and countervail any resistance.

This Warner, this—in short, the lesser magician hath been aided and cockered to countervail the greater, as I forewarned.

One question is, can I countervail the burden I shall be, by such help to you as I can afford?

Unbelief will rather look at the enemy's efforts to countervail than at God's power to accomplish.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to be worth as much as," also "to prevail against," from Anglo-French countrevaloir, Old French contrevaloir "to be effective against, be comparable to," from Latin phrase contra valere "to be worth against" (see contra- and valiant). Related: Countervailing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COUNTERVAIL

compensate

verboffset, make up for
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