preponderate (preponderates, present participle preponderating; past and past participle preponderated)

  1. (transitive) To outweigh; to be heavier than; to exceed in weight
    Synonyms: overbalance
    • 1665, Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica
      an inconsiderable weight by virtue of its distance from the Centre of the Ballance, will preponderate much greater magnitudes
  2. (transitive) To overpower by stronger or moral power.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to prefer; to incline; to decide.
  4. (intransitive) To exceed in weight; hence, to predominate
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