balance with

balance (something) with (something else)

To equalize two things, or to neutralize something with something else. On student council, my attentiveness balances with Kate's relaxed attitude. This recipe balances the sweetness of the strawberries with the tartness of the rhubarb.
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balance (something) with (something else)

to offset something with something else; to balance something against something else. The teacher tends to balance a harsh grading scheme with a strong sense of fair play. Roger balanced the spicy soup with a bland first course. They balanced his bad behavior with the good, but still felt he was much too rude.
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Age itself is also a risk factor for impaired balance with 30-50% of the individuals greater than 65 years experiencing difficulty in maintaining balance, 6-8 perhaps due to physical and neurological deterioration resulting in impaired balance.9 For this reason a regular fall risk screening and balance assessment is essential.
Intraoperatively, we distracted the joint gap by 40 lbs and measured the gap balance, whereas we measured the postoperative gap balance with the patient supine on the table without a distraction force.
However, this does not excuse a user from the act of regularly calibrating the balance with a certified weight to prove traceability of measurement.
When comparing an agency's fund balance with that of other agencies, it's important to compare apples to apples.
Last winter, she was awarded a grant from the publicly funded Low Income Heat Energy Assistance Program, but it was not enough to clear her $836 balance with Peoples Energy, which supplies gas to about a million Chicago homes.
How does Tony Hawk balance with one hand on the lip of a half pipe (see photo on p.
As stated above, it is virtually impossible to establish a positive nitrogen balance with the diet.
An adult can balance with a small child simply by sitting closer to the center, or fulcrum.
Resources are often out of balance with low performance resources receiving more requests than their higher performance counterparts.
One example is the fund balance with the Treasury, which is the aggregate amount in accounts with the Treasury that the entity can use.
In the Committee's discussion, members referred to the indications that the rate of economic growth had slowed since earlier in the year, but they interpreted the recent statistical and anecdotal information as consistent on balance with a continuing and relatively broad-based expansion in overall business activity.
The auditor should then compare the expected population balance with the reported unaudited balance and accept or reject the difference, depending on judgment about materiality.