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Plural for an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady
“The ground moved and I lost my balance.”
Plural for a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions
“After many years, he was still trying to find the right balance between work and play.”
Plural for that which is left over after the rest have been dealt with
“The top candidates made it through to the second round while the balance were asked to leave.”
Plural for a counteracting weight or force
“A small coffee industry and subsistence farming serve as a balance to the poverty of the land reserves.”
Plural for the state of being unbiased
“Both parties were satisfied with the balance in the president's decision.”
Plural for mental or emotional stability
“His mental balance has been called into question following the latest incident.”
Plural for an apparatus for weighing
“She meticulously measured her ingredients on a balance in line with the recipe.”
To counteract or equal the effect or importance of
“I try to balance the number of calories I consume with the amount I expend on my daily activities.”
To hold (an object or objects) precariously
“Waiters were required to balance trays of food skillfully on the palms of their hands.”
To compare the relative weight or importance of
“We should know what to do once we balance the pros and cons of this decision.”
To be, or make, equal numerically
“The amount of food you eat should balance with the amount of physical activity or exercise you have in a day.”
To calculate a number or amount
“It may be time to hire an accountant to balance our finances.”
To pay or give what is owed
“We had to balance our account with the hotel before checking out.”
To waver between different courses of action
“She had a tendency to balance and waffle on certain hot-button issues.”
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