verb (used without object), pre·pon·der·at·ed, pre·pon·der·at·ing.
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Origin of preponderate
OTHER WORDS FROM preponderatepre·pon·der·a·tion, nounun·pre·pon·der·at·ed, adjectiveun·pre·pon·der·at·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for preponderate
Again—although in one area the darker tribes may preponderate, it is not to the absolute exclusion of the fairer.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
Year by year stock is taken, and year by year the balance is found to preponderate in favour of Science.Thoughts on Religion|George John Romanes
Overbold, audacious; overhang, impend; overweigh, preponderate.An Outline of English Speech-craft|William Barnes
The reasons which induce me nevertheless to decline, under existing circumstances, preponderate.The Life of Albert Gallatin|Henry Adams
These now preponderate in many regions of the Republic, in which, by the way, no true criollo animals now remain.Uruguay|W. H. Koebel