verb (used with object)

to exceed in weight; overbalance or outweigh: a respected opinion that overweighs the others.
to weigh down; oppress; burden: gloom that overweighs one's spirits.

Origin of overweigh

1175–1225; Middle English overweien; see over-, weigh1
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Examples from the Web for overweigh

Historical Examples of overweigh

  • 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.


    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • Determination and hope and confidence may overweigh the life side.

British Dictionary definitions for overweigh


verb (tr)

to exceed in weight; overbalance
to weigh down; oppress
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