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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Oppose and mitigate the effects of by an opposite action; Compensate for. Offset.

Usage examples (37)
  • The failure also tended to countervail his undoubted gifts as an international negotiator and his achievements as Foreign Secretary.
  • You don't call it countervail, you call it something else.
  • Good imported witch-hazel, every twig ensorcelled by a nasty charm called the countervail that gives even more gold to his rich friends.
  • What trusty treasure in the world can countervail a friend? for more
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