verb (used without object), preponderated, preponderating.
to exceed something else in weight; be the heavier.
to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down.
to be superior in power, force, influence, number, amount, etc.; predominate: Evidence for the accused preponderated at the trial.

1615–25; < Latin praeponderātus, past participle of praeponderāre to outweigh. See pre-, ponder, -ate1

preponderation, noun
unpreponderated, adjective
unpreponderating, adjective Unabridged
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preponderate (prɪˈpɒndəˌreɪt)
1.  (often foll by over) to be more powerful, important, numerous, etc (than)
2.  to be of greater weight than something else
[C17: from Late Latin praeponderāre to be of greater weight, from pondus weight]

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Word Origin & History

1623, "to weigh more than," from L. præponderare "outweigh," from præ- "before" + ponderare "to weigh" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "to exceed in force or power" is from 1799. Preponderance is first recorded 1681, meaning "greater weight;" sense of "greater importance" is from 1780; that of
"greater number" is from 1845.
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Example sentences
The evidence in this case does not clearly preponderate in favor of the
  veteran, nor does it clearly preponderate.
It seems to us that the facts here preponderate in favor of a finding that his
  legal residence was not interrupted.
Because the evidence does not preponderate against the findings of fact made by
  the trial court, the judgment is affirmed.
To reverse based on the great weight of the evidence, the facts must clearly
  preponderate in the opposite direction.
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