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1. offset

verb. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] compensate for or counterbalance.

Synonyms

  • equilibrize
  • equilibrise
  • equilibrate
  • countervail

Antonyms

  • militarise
  • background
  • play down
  • obey

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Offset

  • amagansett
  • ansett
  • asset
  • avocet
  • backset
  • exocet
  • handset
  • headset
  • heavyset
  • inset
  • mediaset
  • mindset
  • morrisett
  • onset
  • onset
  • outset
  • somerset
  • subset
  • sunset
  • typeset

Example sentences of the word offset


1. Verb, base form
Degree students can benefit from federal and state financial aid programs to help offset the cost of tuition.

2. Verb, past tense
You can deduct your capital losses, which offset the total amount of your capital gains.

3. Noun, singular or mass
So your goal is to rule out the use of an offset lithograph printer.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If your hickory cabinets have a golden tinge or white-washed finish, red ceramic floors offset them attractively.

2. offset

verb. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] make up for.

Synonyms

  • equilibrize
  • equilibrise
  • equilibrate
  • neutralize
  • set off
  • counterbalance
  • counteract
  • cancel
  • countervail

Antonyms

  • disequilibrium
  • imbalance
  • strengthen
  • militarize

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. offset

noun. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] a compensating equivalent.

Synonyms

  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • stop

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. offset

noun. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper.

Synonyms

  • offset printing
  • photo-offset
  • photo-offset printing
  • printing
  • letterset printing

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • deactivation
  • finish
  • ending

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. offset

verb. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] create an offset in.

Synonyms

  • create

Antonyms

  • radial asymmetry
  • asymmetry

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. offset

noun. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] a natural consequence of development.

Synonyms

  • event
  • consequence
  • result
  • offshoot
  • outcome
  • issue
  • effect
  • outgrowth
  • upshot

Antonyms

  • stillbirth
  • unoriginal
  • late
  • last

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. offset

noun. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] the time at which something is supposed to begin.

Synonyms

  • point
  • incipience
  • beginning
  • birth
  • commencement
  • outset
  • starting time
  • showtime
  • kickoff
  • first
  • terminus a quo
  • point in time
  • starting point
  • start
  • threshold
  • get-go

Antonyms

  • end
  • death
  • close
  • stand still

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. offset

noun. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly.

Synonyms

  • set-back
  • construction
  • setoff

Antonyms

  • node
  • beginning
  • undock
  • break

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. offset

noun. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] a horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips.

Synonyms

  • plant organ
  • stolon

Antonyms

  • back
  • latter
  • worst

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. offset

verb. ['ɔfˈsɛt, ˈɔfˌsɛt'] produce by offset printing.

Synonyms

  • print

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • refrain

Etymology

  • off- (English)
  • of- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))
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