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overweigh

[oh-ver-wey] /ˌoʊ vərˈweɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to exceed in weight; overbalance or outweigh:
a respected opinion that overweighs the others.
2.
to weigh down; oppress; burden:
gloom that overweighs one's spirits.
Origin of overweigh
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English overweien; see over-, weigh1
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Examples from the Web for overweigh
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  • As for you, say what you can, my false will overweigh your true story.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • Overbold, audacious; overhang, impend; overweigh, preponderate.

  • That is a most excellent reason, but I shouldn't let it overweigh common sense.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • “Do,” said Sylvia, but the cordiality in her voice seemed to overweigh it.

    Pembroke Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Determination and hope and confidence may overweigh the life side.

  • Now in what case would this difference be so important, as to overweigh even the single inconvenience of multiplying compacts?

  • In this present book (and in it only) the illustrative work may be said almost to overweigh and stifle the idea illustrated.

    William Blake

    Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Even though there may be many monetary or economic reasons in favor of certain occupations, the danger may overweigh these.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for overweigh

overweigh

/ˌəʊvəˈweɪ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to exceed in weight; overbalance
2.
to weigh down; oppress
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