Synonyms of balance in English:

balance


See definition of balance

noun

1‘I tripped and lost my balance’

SYNONYMS
stability, equilibrium, steadiness, footing
ANTONYMS

instability

2‘the way to peace and some kind of personal balance’

SYNONYMS
composure, assurance, self-assurance, self-control, calmness, coolness, cool head
ease, tranquillity, serenity, imperturbability, impassivity, equanimity, nonchalance, confidence, self-confidence, self-possession, sureness
poise, dignity, aplomb, presence of mind, nerve, sangfroid, countenance, collectedness, suaveness, urbanity, elegance
informal cool, unflappability
ANTONYMS

nervousness

3‘the obligations of political balance in broadcasting’

SYNONYMS
fairness, justice, impartiality, egalitarianism, equal opportunity
parity, equity, equilibrium, evenness, symmetry, equipoise, correspondence, uniformity, equality, equivalence, similarity, levelness, parallelism, comparability
ANTONYMS

imbalance

4‘this stylistic development provides a balance to the rest of the work’

SYNONYMS
counterbalance, equipoise, counterweight, stabilizer, compensation, recompense, ballast, makeweight
archaic countercheck

5‘a girl was weighing material on a balance’

SYNONYMS
scale, scales, weighing machine, weighbridge

6‘the landlord demanded payment of the balance of the rent’

SYNONYMS
remainder, outstanding amount, rest, residue, difference, remaining number, remaining part, remaining quantity

verb

1‘she balanced the book on her head’

SYNONYMS
steady, stabilize
poise, level, prop, position

2‘he balanced his radical remarks with more familiar declarations’

SYNONYMS
counterbalance, balance out, cancel, cancel out, offset, even out, even up, counteract, counterpoise, countervail, equalize, neutralize, nullify, compensate for, make up for
rare equilibrize

3‘a country's payments for imports and receipts for exports must balance’

SYNONYMS
correspond, agree, tally, match up, concur, coincide, be in agreement, be consistent, equate, be equal, harmonize, be in harmony, be compatible, be consonant, be congruous, be in tune, dovetail, correlate
informal square
North American informal jibe

4‘it is a matter of balancing advantages against disadvantages’

SYNONYMS
weigh, weigh up, compare, evaluate, consider, assess, appraise, estimate

Phrases

    in the balance

    ‘the aircraft's future is in the balance after this crash’


    SYNONYMS

    uncertain, unknown, undetermined, unsettled, unresolved, unsure, pending, in limbo, in no man's land, up in the air, at a turning point, critical, at a critical stage, at a crisis

    debatable, open to question, in doubt

    unpredictable, unforeseeable, incalculable, speculative, unreliable, untrustworthy, undependable, risky, chancy

    informal

    dicey, hairy, iffy

    British informal

    dodgy

    on balance

    ‘their allegation is, on balance, substantially correct’


    SYNONYMS

    overall, all in all, all things considered, taking everything into account, taking everything into consideration, by and large, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, on the whole, in general, generally, generally speaking, largely, to a large extent, to a great degree