Definition of outweigh
: to exceed in weight, value, or importance the advantages outweigh the disadvantages
Examples of outweigh in a Sentence
She outweighs her sister by 10 pounds.
This issue outweighs all others in importance.
Recent Examples of outweigh from the Web
Scientific evidence overwhelmingly shows that the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks.
Unfortunately, like most of the Obama administration’s big government solutions, the economic impact of the Paris accords would far outweigh the environmental benefits.
A Berlin court has denied a mother access to her deceased daughter’s Facebook data, ruling German privacy laws outweigh her parental rights.
Berlin (AP) -- A Berlin court has denied a mother access to her deceased daughter's Facebook data, ruling German privacy laws outweigh her parental rights.
However, city commissioners said Molina’s veteran experience outweighed last year’s incident.
By some accounts, the punishment greatly outweighed the crime and was seen as a punishment for being gay rather than the damage caused.
Kenosha Unified School District had argued that the federal law doesn't apply to transgender people as a group and that the harm to other students from Ashton using the boys' bathroom, particularly male students, outweighed any harm to Ashton.
Similarly, the value of selecting for intelligence-boosting alleles will likely be massively outweighed by other approaches to improving academic performance.
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OUTWEIGH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outweigh for English Language Learners
: to be greater than (someone or something) in weight, value, or importance
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Definition of outweigh for Students
: to be greater than in weight or importance The benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
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