outweigh


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out·weigh

 (out-wā′)
tr.v. out·weighed, out·weigh·ing, out·weighs
1. To weigh more than.
2. To be more significant than; exceed in value or importance: The benefits outweigh the risks.

outweigh

(ˌaʊtˈweɪ)
vb (tr)
1. to prevail over; overcome: his desire outweighed his discretion.
2. to be more important or significant than
3. to be heavier than

out•weigh

(ˌaʊtˈweɪ)

v.t.
1. to exceed in value or importance.
2. to exceed in weight.
[1590–1600]

outweigh


Past participle: outweighed
Gerund: outweighing

Imperative
outweigh
outweigh
Present
I outweigh
you outweigh
he/she/it outweighs
we outweigh
you outweigh
they outweigh
Preterite
I outweighed
you outweighed
he/she/it outweighed
we outweighed
you outweighed
they outweighed
Present Continuous
I am outweighing
you are outweighing
he/she/it is outweighing
we are outweighing
you are outweighing
they are outweighing
Present Perfect
I have outweighed
you have outweighed
he/she/it has outweighed
we have outweighed
you have outweighed
they have outweighed
Past Continuous
I was outweighing
you were outweighing
he/she/it was outweighing
we were outweighing
you were outweighing
they were outweighing
Past Perfect
I had outweighed
you had outweighed
he/she/it had outweighed
we had outweighed
you had outweighed
they had outweighed
Future
I will outweigh
you will outweigh
he/she/it will outweigh
we will outweigh
you will outweigh
they will outweigh
Future Perfect
I will have outweighed
you will have outweighed
he/she/it will have outweighed
we will have outweighed
you will have outweighed
they will have outweighed
Future Continuous
I will be outweighing
you will be outweighing
he/she/it will be outweighing
we will be outweighing
you will be outweighing
they will be outweighing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outweighing
you have been outweighing
he/she/it has been outweighing
we have been outweighing
you have been outweighing
they have been outweighing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outweighing
you will have been outweighing
he/she/it will have been outweighing
we will have been outweighing
you will have been outweighing
they will have been outweighing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outweighing
you had been outweighing
he/she/it had been outweighing
we had been outweighing
you had been outweighing
they had been outweighing
Conditional
I would outweigh
you would outweigh
he/she/it would outweigh
we would outweigh
you would outweigh
they would outweigh
Past Conditional
I would have outweighed
you would have outweighed
he/she/it would have outweighed
we would have outweighed
you would have outweighed
they would have outweighed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outweigh - be heavier than
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
2.outweigh - weigh more heavily; "these considerations outweigh our wishes"
dominate, predominate, prevail, reign, rule - be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"

outweigh

outweigh

verb
Translations
يَفوقُه وزْنا
opveje
vega meira en
būti didesniambūti svarbesniam
būt vairākumā/svarīgākam
prevážiť
ağır basmak

outweigh

[aʊtˈweɪ] VTpesar más que, tener mayor peso que (fig) → pesar más que
the advantages outweigh the disadvantageslas ventajas pesan más que or superan a las desventajas
this outweighs all other considerationsesto pesa más or tiene mayor peso que todos los demás factores

outweigh

[ˌaʊtˈweɪ] vt [+ benefits, disadvantages, risks] → l'emporter sur
The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages → Les avantages l'emportent de loin sur les inconvénients.

outweigh

[ˌaʊtˈweɪ] vtavere maggior peso di

outweigh

(autˈwei) verb
to be greater or more than. The advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

outweigh

v. pesar más que; exceder.
References in classic literature ?
What is there so ponderous in evil, that a thumb's bigness of it should outweigh the mass of things not evil which were heaped into the other scale
According to a careful calculation I have made, and which I partly base upon Captain Scoresby's estimate, of seventy tons for the largest sized Greenland whale of sixty feet in length; according to my careful calculation, I say, a Sperm Whale of the largest magnitude, between eighty-five and ninety feet in length, and something less than forty feet in its fullest circumference, such a whale will weigh at least ninety tons; so that reckoning thirteen men to a ton, he would considerably outweigh the combined population of a whole village of one thousand one hundred inhabitants.
Let it be remembered that in all southern states it is a principle of jurisprudence that no person of colored lineage can testify in a suit against a white, and it will be easy to see that such a case may occur, wherever there is a man whose passions outweigh his interests, and a slave who has manhood or principle enough to resist his will.
His evils seemed to lessen, her own advantages to increase, their mutual good to outweigh every drawback.
The whole was tied up for the benefit of this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions as are by no means unusual in children of two or three years old; an imperfect articulation, an earnest desire of having his own way, many cunning tricks, and a great deal of noise, as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters.
I understand equally well, that a word from her father in any suitor's favour, would outweigh herself and all the world.
Micawber's enjoyment of his epistolary powers, in describing this unfortunate state of things, really seemed to outweigh any pain or anxiety that the reality could have caused him.
Cast my innocence into the scale,'' answered Rebecca, ``and the glove of silk shall outweigh the glove of iron.
It would not perhaps be rash to predict, that as a mean of influence it will be found to outweigh all the peculiar attributes of the Senate.
I was convinced that the brute loved me; I had seen more evidences of affection in him than in any other Martian animal, man or beast, and I was sure that gratitude for the acts that had twice saved his life would more than outweigh his loyalty to the duty imposed upon him by cruel and loveless masters.
Yet, though he loved it, he had not let his selfish desires outweigh the sense of duty that had brought him to a realization of the moral wrong which lay beneath the adventurous escapade that had brought him to Africa.
If it were to be otherwise--if I were to live on to the age most men desire and provide for--I should for once have known whether the miseries of delusive expectation can outweigh the miseries of true provision.