Translation of counterbalance in Spanish:


contrapeso, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəˌbal(ə)ns//ˈkaʊn(t)ərˌbæləns/


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    contrapeso masculine
    counterbalance to sth/sb contrapeso a algo/algn
    • In other words, these three acted as a triangular set of counterbalances to one another, and within that my father's position gave him at least enough authority, for example, to be able to lodge complaints against the army.
    • On his return to England in 1042, as Edward the Confessor, he promoted many of these Frenchmen into positions of influence, as a counterbalance to the overweening power of the Godwine family.
    • The other live theme throughout Downes's work, a counterbalance in his pictorial universe to the oppressive weight that structure imposes upon perception, is the liberating quality of contingency.
    • However, we hope Sprint-Nextel is preserved from the RBOC clutches to remain one of the best counterbalances to their growing power.
    • We have noted that the judicial oversight function has emerged as a response, and a potential counterbalance, to the vesting of powers in the modern state.
    • Its aim should be to create a genuine counterbalance to the magnet of London by encouraging a trans-Pennine cluster based on the city regions of Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield.
    • However, his cold prose is an effective counterbalance to the unabashed mysticism usually associated with any current writing about Tibet.
    • Another reason why people are making these documentaries is that they feel this is a little bit of a counterbalance and the only way they can get their voice out at all is going to be in the movie theaters and eventually the video market.
    • Firstly, it acts as a democratic counterbalance to the unelected European Commission, effectively the EU's civil service which initiates policy and proposes legislation.
    • The slow movements act as calming counterbalances to the dizzying pyrotechnics of the fast movements.
    • This is a blueprint to allow us become a counterbalance to the larger urban areas like Dublin who have experienced phenomenal growth over the last 10 years.
    • The chart is a welcome counterbalance to a fairly extensive survey, produced last month by the online travel service Expedia, into attitudes around the world to various nationalities of holidaymaker.
    • Anyone present in the Abbey, however, would surely have been left with a sense of positive encouragement, as a strong counterbalance to cynicism.
    • That's one more reason why when a Left government is in power we have to create a counterbalance, other movements aware of the inequality in society.
    • Slightly sweet, soothing and with a soft plump texture, they made an exquisite counterbalance to the heavier flavouring of some of the other dishes.
    • These were the unstated values that provided a counterbalance to the economic reform and freedom agendas.
    • Along with others in the community, Esdon thought the notion of some alternative theatre in town was ‘a necessary counterbalance to our mainstream theatre.’
    • The manner in which this is done musically eschews any single influence, building tension from the control and repetition of simple gestures in its own world of musical balance and counterbalance.
    • As a counterbalance to the gray work world, Gunn makes the stage an entire city and gives Rhoda a love interest, a mission to escape her bizarre existence and a highly acclaimed soundtrack.
    • Even the romance between Tarek and Dora, usually a weak link, is handled with enough delicacy here to provide an emotional counterbalance to the main action without descending to schlock.
    • In seeking the best leverage and counterbalance for the shoulder roll, the arm will follow a path that puts it in the most effective position for the task.

transitive verb

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    servir de contrapeso a