outweigh

verb out·weigh \ ˌau̇t-ˈwā \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of outweigh

: 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.

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First Known Use of outweigh

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OUTWEIGH Defined for English Language Learners

outweigh

Definition of outweigh for English Language Learners

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


OUTWEIGH Defined for Kids

outweigh

verb out·weigh \ au̇t-ˈwā \

Definition of outweigh for Students

outweighed; outweighing
: to be greater than in weight or importance The benefits outweigh the disadvantages.


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