equilibrar
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equilibrar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reach equilibrium)
a. to balance
Para equilibrar la balanza los dos platillos deben sostener el mismo peso.In order to balance the weighing scale, the two plates must bear the same weight.
2. (to recover)
a. to restore
En la clase de economía aprendimos de qué formas se puede equilibrar la balanza de pagos de un país.In my economics class we learned how to restore a country's payment balance.
equilibrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to reach equilibrium)
a. to balance oneself
El yoga me ayudó a equilibrarme emocionalmente tras todos los cambios que viví el año pasado.Yoga helped me to balance myself emotionally after all the changes I went through last year.
4. (to be equal)
a. to be in balance
Cuando el salario de hombres y mujeres se equilibre, seremos una sociedad más igualitaria.When the salary of both men and women are in balance we will be a more equal society.
5. (to neutralize)
a. to counterbalance
El sabor amargo de la mezcla se equilibra agregando azúcar.The sugar will counterbalance the sour flavor of the mix.
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equilibrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to balance
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to balance
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equilibrar
transitive verb
(gen) to balance; [+una cosa con otra] to counterbalance
equilibrar gastos e ingresos to balance outgoings and income; equilibrar la balanza de pagos to restore the balance of payments; equilibrar el marcador to level the score
pronominal verb
equilibrarse [+persona] to balance o.s.;en on; [+fuerzas] to counterbalance each other
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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