Dictionary.com

outweigh

[ out-wey ]
/ ˌaʊtˈweɪ /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object)
to exceed in value, importance, influence, etc.: The advantages of the plan outweighed its defects.
to exceed in weight: The champion will probably outweigh his opponent.
to be too heavy or burdensome for: Collapse may follow if the load outweighs its supports.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of outweigh

First recorded in 1590–1600; out- + weigh1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use outweigh in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for outweigh

outweigh
/ (ˌaʊtˈweɪ) /

verb (tr)
to prevail over; overcomehis desire outweighed his discretion
to be more important or significant than
to be heavier than
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK