Verb(1) compensate for or counterbalance(2) oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
(1) Blame the fact that families don't sit down to dinner together anymore - at least not often enough to countervail the influence of toxic culture.(2) And by bringing lots of regular people together, we can actually countervail the influence that big corporations have on American politics.(3) This was introduced about seven years ago, after some industries insisted on protection against imports to countervail the sales tax being paid on domestic products.(4) Burke, particularly in his criticism of the French Revolution, evoked tradition and the mystique of history to countervail any present generation's fascination with newness and change.(5) But we are concerned because there is a strong presidency without countervailing institutions.(6) As its memorandum shows, the Commission has to consider and balance in many cases the important but countervailing freedoms of privacy and of expression.(7) When it is, one must look to international law for countervailing principles, and to politics, above all, for a way through.(8) Yet this margin loss was countervailed by cost cutting.(9) It may be that, among girls, a desire to achieve academic goals countervails motivations to use drugs.(10) But that's the point; there will always be countervailing arguments.(11) However, there is also countervailing evidence to indicate that when concentration is extreme, innovation is squelched.(12) Any particular discretionary matter may be subject to countervailing matters of equal or greater weight.(13) Otherwise the actions designed to exert countervailing pressure could result in political disaster.(14) The prospects for improving labor standards at the domestic level are constrained by two countervailing market forces.(15) But without countervailing efforts by policymakers, the ebb of recession can sink many boats as well.(16) But the deeper one looks, the more countervailing stories one finds, and before long the past is as muddy as the present.
(1) countervail :: countervail
1. counterbalance ::
2. counteract ::
3. neutralize ::
Different Formscountervail, countervailed, countervailing, countervails
English to Welsh Dictionary: countervail
Meaning and definitions of countervail, translation in Welsh language for countervail with similar and opposite words. Also find spoken pronunciation of countervail in Welsh and in English language.
Tags for the entry "countervail"
What countervail means in Welsh, countervail meaning in Welsh, countervail definition, examples and pronunciation of countervail in Welsh language.