follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

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 of outweigh
1590-1600
1590-1600; out- + weigh1
Synonyms
1. surpass, overshadow, eclipse, override.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for outweigh
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for outweigh

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for outweigh
v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for outweigh

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for outweigh

15
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for outweigh