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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).
[Latin praeponderāre, praeponderāt- : prae-, pre- + ponderāre, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
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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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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]
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preponderate- Once meant "weigh more" and "have greater intellectual weight."
See also related terms for weigh.
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Past participle: preponderated
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|Verb||1.||preponderate - weigh more heavily; "these considerations outweigh our wishes"|
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