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Countervail   /kˈaʊntərvˌeɪl/   Listen

(past & past part. countervailed; pres. part. countervailing)
Compensate for or counterbalance.  Synonym: offset.
Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions.  Synonyms: counteract, counterbalance, neutralize.

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"Countervail" Quotes from Famous Books

... little admiration to our men. Our general, desirous to allure them unto him by fair means, caused knives and other things to be proffered unto them, which they would not take at our hands; but being laid on the ground, and the party going away, they came and took up, leaving something of theirs to countervail the same. At the length, two them, leaving their weapons, came down to our general and master, who did the like to them, commanding the company to stay, and went unto them, who, after certain dumb signs and mute congratulations, began to lay hands upon them, but ...
— Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage • Richard Hakluyt

Words linked to "Countervail" :   neutralize, balance, offset, equilibrise, cancel, set off, equilibrize, equilibrate, counterbalance, override

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