Synonyms of poise in English:

poise


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See Spanish definition of porte

noun

1‘poise and good deportment can be cultivated’

SYNONYMS
balance, equilibrium, control, grace, gracefulness, presence

2‘in spite of this setback she retained her poise’

SYNONYMS
composure, equanimity, self-possession, aplomb, presence of mind, assurance, self-assurance, self-control, nerve, calmness, coolness, sangfroid, countenance, collectedness, serenity, dignity, imperturbability, suaveness, urbanity, elegance
informal cool, unflappability

verb

1‘the dancer was poised on one foot’

SYNONYMS
balance, hold steady, hold oneself steady, steady oneself, be suspended, hang suspended, remain motionless, hang in mid-air, hang, hover

2‘the president was poised for decisive action’

SYNONYMS
position oneself, ready oneself, prepare oneself, brace oneself, get into position, gear oneself up, stand by
balance, steady