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Definition of the verb countervail
What does countervail mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: countervailed | countervailing | countervails
- compensate for or counterbalance
- oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions
Alternative definition of the verb countervail
- [obsolete] To have the same value as.
- To counteract, counterbalance or neutralize.
- To compensate for.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Countervail
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Shaping Consensus (1994)
The North American Commission on the Environment and Nafta by DIANE Publishing Company
The countervail is a fertile field for protectionism and is not the route to follow. Suitable trade measures would be broadsbased and would be imposed only after a long consultation and cooperative effort. This would minimize the ability of the ...
by Samuel Maunder
When the bases of figures having this fur in two colours are so ranged ns to meet each other, it is called countervail VALENTINE'S DAY, the 14th of February, a festival in the calendar In honour of St. Valentine, who, according to the legend, ...
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson
To COUNTERVAIL. v. a. [contra and valeo, Lat.] To be equivalent to; to have equal force or value; to act against with equal power. In some men there may be found such qualities as are able to countervail those exceptions which might be ...
by Orr, James
COUNTERVAIL. koun-te ̃r-va ̄l ́ (ùÑåä, sha ̄wa ̄h, “equalize”): To thwart or overcome by acting against with equal force; Thus, “The enemy could not countervail the king's damage” or loss (Est. 7:4 the American Standard Revised Version ...
by Hastings, James
' Countervail COUNTERVAIL.—To countervail (Est. 7:4, Sir. 6:15) is tomakeupfor,givean equivalent, ...
by Sidney L. Landau
oppose, check, counteract, neutralize, offset, counterbalance, countervail, counterpoise, contravene, thwart, annul. 2 parry, counterattack, riposte, check, coun- terpunch, respond, return, ward off, hit back. counteract v. oppose, resist, offset, ...
by Joseph John Freeman, David Johns
Countervail, v, a. mituvv, mamaly, manohitra. Countervail, s. lanja mitovy, valy.
The Encyclop Dic Dictionary (1901)
A New, and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronounciation, and Use by Robert Hunter
[CountERVAIL, v.] 1. Lit. : An equal or counterbalancing weight, power, or force. - 2. Fig. : An equivalent, compensation, or requital. “Surely the present pleasure of a sinful act is a poor countervail for the bitterness of the review, which begins ...
by Bryan A. Garner
countervail = to counterbalance; to compensate for. This word is probably used 100 times in legal writing for every time it appears in nonlegal writing. E.g., "The interests of nonminorities in not taking another test do not ...
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Bane/Countervail/JX:ATG/Life's End Flyer
March 16th, 1999
@ The Schoolhouse
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Video shows what countervail means. To have the same value as.. To counteract, counterbalance or neutralize.. To compensate for.. Countervail Meaning.
Scrabble value of C3O1U1N1T1E1R1V4A1I1L1
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