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outweigh

[out-wey] /ˌaʊtˈweɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to exceed in value, importance, influence, etc.:
The advantages of the plan outweighed its defects.
2.
to exceed in weight:
The champion will probably outweigh his opponent.
3.
to be too heavy or burdensome for:
Collapse may follow if the load outweighs its supports.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; out- + weigh
Synonyms
1. surpass, overshadow, eclipse, override.
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British Dictionary definitions for out-weigh

outweigh

/ˌaʊtˈweɪ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to prevail over; overcome: his desire outweighed his discretion
2.
to be more important or significant than
3.
to be heavier than
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Word Origin and History for out-weigh

outweigh

v.

1590s, from out (adv.) + weigh (v.). Related: Outweighed; outweighing.

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