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pre·pon·der·ate

 (prĭ-pŏn′də-rāt′)
intr.v. pre·pon·der·at·ed, pre·pon·der·at·ing, pre·pon·der·ates
1. To exceed something else in weight.
2. To be greater than something else, as in power, force, quantity, or importance; predominate: "In balancing his faults with his perfections, the latter seemed rather to preponderate" (Henry Fielding).
adj. (-dər-ĭt)
Preponderant.

[Latin praeponderāre, praeponderāt- : prae-, pre- + ponderāre, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·pon′der·ate·ly adv.
pre·pon′der·a′tion n.

preponderate

(prɪˈpɒndəˌreɪt)
vb (intr)
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]
preˈponderately adv
preˈponderˌating adj
preˌponderˈation n

pre•pon•der•ate

(prɪˈpɒn dəˌreɪt)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to exceed something else in weight.
2. to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down.
3. to be superior in power, force, influence, number, amount, etc.; predominate.
[1615–25; < Latin praeponderātus, past participle of praeponderāre to outweigh. See pre-, ponder, -ate1]
pre•pon`der•a′tion, n.

preponderate

- Once meant "weigh more" and "have greater intellectual weight."
See also related terms for weigh.

preponderate


Past participle: preponderated
Gerund: preponderating

Imperative
preponderate
preponderate
Present
I preponderate
you preponderate
he/she/it preponderates
we preponderate
you preponderate
they preponderate
Preterite
I preponderated
you preponderated
he/she/it preponderated
we preponderated
you preponderated
they preponderated
Present Continuous
I am preponderating
you are preponderating
he/she/it is preponderating
we are preponderating
you are preponderating
they are preponderating
Present Perfect
I have preponderated
you have preponderated
he/she/it has preponderated
we have preponderated
you have preponderated
they have preponderated
Past Continuous
I was preponderating
you were preponderating
he/she/it was preponderating
we were preponderating
you were preponderating
they were preponderating
Past Perfect
I had preponderated
you had preponderated
he/she/it had preponderated
we had preponderated
you had preponderated
they had preponderated
Future
I will preponderate
you will preponderate
he/she/it will preponderate
we will preponderate
you will preponderate
they will preponderate
Future Perfect
I will have preponderated
you will have preponderated
he/she/it will have preponderated
we will have preponderated
you will have preponderated
they will have preponderated
Future Continuous
I will be preponderating
you will be preponderating
he/she/it will be preponderating
we will be preponderating
you will be preponderating
they will be preponderating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been preponderating
you have been preponderating
he/she/it has been preponderating
we have been preponderating
you have been preponderating
they have been preponderating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been preponderating
you will have been preponderating
he/she/it will have been preponderating
we will have been preponderating
you will have been preponderating
they will have been preponderating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been preponderating
you had been preponderating
he/she/it had been preponderating
we had been preponderating
you had been preponderating
they had been preponderating
Conditional
I would preponderate
you would preponderate
he/she/it would preponderate
we would preponderate
you would preponderate
they would preponderate
Past Conditional
I would have preponderated
you would have preponderated
he/she/it would have preponderated
we would have preponderated
you would have preponderated
they would have preponderated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.preponderate - 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"

preponderate

verb
To occupy the preeminent position in:
Idioms: have the ascendancy, reign supreme.
Translations

preponderate

[prɪˈpɒndəreɪt] VI (frm) → preponderar, predominar

preponderate

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