counterpoise - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive]  /ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌpɔɪz/
present tense
present participlecounterpoising
past tensecounterpoised
past participlecounterpoised
  1. 1
    to balance one thing against another whose effect is equal and opposite, thus preventing it from having too much influence

    Technology education should not be counterpoised against liberal education, as if they were rivals.

  2. 2
    to balance one weight against another weight