Definition of Preponderate

1. Verb. Weigh more heavily. "These considerations outweigh our wishes"




Definition of Preponderate

1. v. t. To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance.

2. v. i. To exceed in weight; hence, to incline or descend, as the scale of a balance; figuratively, to exceed in influence, power, etc.; hence; to incline to one side; as, the affirmative side preponderated.

Definition of Preponderate

1. Verb. (transitive) To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To overpower by stronger or moral power. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cause to prefer; to incline; to decide. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To exceed in weight; hence, to predominate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preponderate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Literary usage of Preponderate

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1. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington (1847)
"... to promote the national felicity, that sometimes my fears nearly preponderate over my expectations. Better, however, will it be for me to leave such ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain India Office (1908)
"The soils of the District are classed as red, mixed, and black; the two former preponderate in the hilly western taluks, and the latter Agriculture. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... if not the authorities, in support of the conclusiveness of foreign judgments, preponderate over those in favour of a contrary doctrine. § 1745. ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1812)
"In every city, town, and village, their numbers more or less preponderate. The open country is in their almost exclusive occupation. ..."

5. The Jews of Philadelphia: Their History from the Earliest Settlements to the by Henry Samuel Morais (1894)
"RUSSIAN JEWS—THEIR SETTLEMENT IN PHILADELPHIA—DISTRICTS IN WHICH THEY preponderate—MARKED FEATURES AND TYPES. CONGREGATIONAL—GROWTH OF DOWN-TOWN ..."

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