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used in Romeo and Juliet

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to counterbalance, or oppose (the effects of something)—often in such a manner that the effects being opposed are neutralized (made ineffective)
  •   But come what sorrow can,
      It cannot countervail the exchange of joy
      That one short minute gives me in her sight.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Friar Lawrence's Cell (13% in)
countervail = offset (counterbalance with equal weight)
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