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countervail

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Definition to counterbalance, or oppose (the effects of something)—often in such a manner that the effects being opposed are neutralized (made ineffective)
  • The US Constitution was designed to balance interests through a system of countervailing powers.
countervailing = counterbalance
  • She wants the U.S. to harden its cybersecurity to countervail increasingly sophisticated cyberattack capabilities.
  • countervail = neutralize
  • They passed countervailing tariffs.
  • countervailing = offsetting (intended to counterbalance)
  • The United States imposes countervailing duties on imported products that allegedly received foreign government subsidies.
    James Bovard  --  The Myth of Fair Trade  --  http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1024&print=Y&full=1 (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • countervailing = offsetting (intended to counterbalance)
  • Wal-Mart developed a new program to countervail Target's ad campaign.
  • countervail = counteract
  • They claim the international law is countervailed by their national interest.
  • countervailed = neutralized
  • But he saw that other factors were exerting a countervailing force.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • countervailing = opposing or counterbalancing
  • Without the countervailing force of labor unions, companies will increasingly seek out and exploit the most vulnerable members of society.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • countervailing = opposing (to counterbalance something else)
  • I sat staring before me, trying in vain to devise some countervailing thought.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • countervailing = counterbalancing
  • There can be any number of supremes—one does not countervail another any more than one eyesight countervails another, or one life countervails another.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • countervails = neutralizes
  •   But come what sorrow can,
      It cannot countervail the exchange of joy
      That one short minute gives me in her sight.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • countervail = offset (counterbalance with equal weight)
  • Gowns and pecuniary foundations, though of towns of gold, can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • There can be any number of supremes—one does not countervail another any more than one eyesight countervails another, or one life countervails another.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • countervails = neutralizes
  • There can be any number of supremes—one does not countervail another any more than one eyesight countervails another, or one life countervails another.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • countervail = neutralize
  • Only Eli Lavon dared to offer a countervailing opinion.
    Daniel Silva  --  The Black Widow
  • countervailing = opposing (to counterbalance something else)
  • The silk bordure was furred with countervail silver and blue.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King

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