strike a balance

strike a balance
Synonyms and related words:
accommodate, adjust, amortize, average, average out, avoid extremes, balance, balance the books, be conservative, be heavy, be moderate, be pacifistic, book, cancel, capitalize, carry, carry over, carry weight, cast up accounts, charge off, clear, close out, close the books, compensate, compose, compound, compromise, coordinate, cop out, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, credit, debit, discharge, docket, duck responsibility, enter, equalize, equate, evade responsibility, even, even up, fit, give and take, give way, go fifty-fifty, have weight, heft, hold the scales, honor, integrate, journalize, keep books, keep the peace, keep within bounds, keep within compass, level, lie heavy, lift, liquidate, live temperately, log, make a deal, make accounts square, make an adjustment, make an entry, make concessions, meet halfway, minute, not make waves, not resist, note, pair off, pay in full, pay off, pay the bill, pay the shot, pay up, play politics, poise, post, post up, practice nonviolence, practice self-control, preserve a balance, proportion, reach a compromise, redeem, relent, remit, retire, satisfy, settle, settle down, sober down, split the difference, square, square accounts, strike a bargain, surrender, take in sail, take the average, take the mean, take up, tip the scales, via media, weigh, weigh heavy, weigh in, weigh out, weight, yield

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  • strike a balance — To choose a middle of the road decision • • • Main Entry: ↑balance * * * I choose a moderate course or compromise she s decided to strike a balance between fashionable and accessible II see balance …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike a balance — (between sth and sth) ► [T] to find a way to satisfy two opposing demands or needs: »We have recruited younger members to the board in an effort to strike a balance between popular appeal and innovative experimentation. Main Entry: ↑strike …   Financial and business terms

  • strike a balance — index adjust (regulate), compensate (counterbalance), compromise (settle by mutual agreement), discharge (pay a debt) …   Law dictionary

  • strike a balance — verb To find a compromise between two conflicting things. You should try to strike a balance between your social life and work life …   Wiktionary

  • strike a balance between sth and sth — strike a balance (between sth and sth) ► [T] to find a way to satisfy two opposing demands or needs: »We have recruited younger members to the board in an effort to strike a balance between popular appeal and innovative experimentation. Main… …   Financial and business terms

  • strike a balance (between something and something) — phrase to accept neither of two extreme positions or things but find a solution that is reasonable and fair A balance must be struck between meeting housing needs and preserving the environment. Thesaurus: to successfully deal with a problem or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike a balance (between A and B) — strike a ˈbalance (between A and B) idiom to manage to find a way of being fair to two opposing things; to find an acceptable position which is between two things Main entry: ↑strikeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To strike a balance — Strike Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To strike a balance — Balance Bal ance (b[a^]l ans), n. [OE. balaunce, F. balance, fr. L. bilanx, bilancis, having two scales; bis twice (akin to E. two) + lanx plate, scale.] 1. An apparatus for weighing. [1913 Webster] Note: In its simplest form, a balance consists… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strike a balance — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. compromise, make mutual concessions, make an adjustment, give and take, meet halfway; see also adjust 1 , arbitrate , negotiate 1 …   English dictionary for students

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