- 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.
Origin of preponderate
Related Words for preponderatecontrol, manage, influence, direct, outshine, dictate, handle, prevail, subject, lead, overshadow, tyrannize, sway, head, run, reign, boss, domineer, overrule, eclipse
Examples from the Web for preponderate
Historical Examples of preponderate
Overbold, audacious; overhang, impend; overweigh, preponderate.An Outline of English Speech-craft
So greatly does the influence of the Will preponderate that of the Intelligence.The Basis of Morality
He is only doubtful as to the extent to which the one doctrine may preponderate over the other.Opuscula
Robert Gordon Latham
And even if his money be yet to seek, still more shall it preponderate.Perlycross
R. D. Blackmore
The Jews preponderate everywhere, apparently poor and depressed.Cities of the Dawn
J. Ewing Ritchie
- (often foll by over) to be more powerful, important, numerous, etc (than)
- to be of greater weight than something else