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Definition of Preponderate


  1. To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance.
  2. To overpower by stronger or moral power.
  3. To cause to prefer; to incline; to decide.
  4. To exceed in weight; hence, to incline or descend, as the scale of a balance; figuratively, to exceed in influence, power, etc.; hence; to incline to one side; as, the affirmative side preponderated.