preponderate
Verb

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
Related terms


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.002
Offline English dictionary