- Outweigh is to be heavier than, or to be more important or more valuable.
- When you weigh 100 pounds and your friend weighs 90 pounds, this is an example of when you outweigh your friend.
- When there are many positives and only one negative on a new house you are thinking about buying, this is an example of when the positives outweigh the negative.
The woman on the right outweighs the woman on the left.
outweigh definition by Webster's New World
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- to weigh more than
- to be more important, valuable, etc. than
outweigh definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb out·weighed, out·weigh·ing, out·weighs
- To weigh more than.
- To be more significant than; exceed in value or importance: The benefits outweigh the risks.