Preponderate definition

prĭ-pŏndə-rāt
To exceed something else in weight.
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To be greater than something else, as in power, force, quantity, or importance; predominate.
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Preponderant.
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(now rare) To weigh more; be heavier.
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To sink or incline downward, as a scale of a balance.
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To surpass others in amount, number, power, influence, importance, etc.; predominate.
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To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance.
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To overpower by stronger or moral power.
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(intransitive) To exceed in weight; hence, to predominate.
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Origin of preponderate

  • Latin praeponderāre praeponderāt- prae- pre- ponderāre to weigh (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin praeponderatus, past participle of praeponderāre (“to outweigh")

    From Wiktionary