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preponderate

[ pri-pon-duh-reyt ]
/ pr瑟藞p蓲n d蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), pre路pon路der路at路ed, pre路pon路der路at路ing.
to exceed something else in weight; be the heavier.
to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down.
to be superior in power, force, influence, number, amount, etc.; predominate: Evidence for the accused preponderated at the trial.
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Origin of preponderate

1615鈥25; <Latin praeponder膩tus, past participle of praeponder膩re to outweigh. See pre-, ponder, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM preponderate

pre路pon路der路a路tion, nounun路pre路pon路der路at路ed, adjectiveun路pre路pon路der路at路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for preponderate

preponderate
/ (pr瑟藞p蓲nd蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb (intr)
(often foll by over) to be more powerful, important, numerous, etc (than)
to be of greater weight than something else

Derived forms of preponderate

preponderately, adverbpreponderating, adjectivepreponderation, noun

Word Origin for preponderate

C17: from Late Latin praeponder膩re to be of greater weight, from pondus weight
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