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outweigh

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verb out·weigh \-ˈwā\

Simple Definition of outweigh

  • : to be greater than (someone or something) in weight, value, or importance

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outweigh

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to exceed in weight, value, or importance <the advantages outweigh the disadvantages>

Examples of outweigh in a sentence

  1. She outweighs her sister by 10 pounds.

  2. This issue outweighs all others in importance.



1597

First Known Use of outweigh

1597


OUTWEIGH Defined for Kids

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verb out·weigh \au̇t-ˈwā\

Definition of outweigh for Students

outweighed

outweighing

  1. :  to be greater than in weight or importance <The benefits outweigh the disadvantages.>




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