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preponderate

verb pre·pon·der·ate \ pri-ˈpän-də-ˌrāt \

Definition of preponderate

preponderated; preponderating
1 : to exceed in weight
2 : to exceed in influence, power, or importance
3 : to exceed in numbers
1 archaic : outweigh
2 archaic : to weigh down

preponderation

play \pri-ˌpän-də-ˈrā-shən, ˌprē-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of preponderate

Latin praeponderatus, past participle of praeponderare, from prae- + ponder-, pondus weight — more at pendant


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preponderate

adjective pre·pon·der·ate \ pri-ˈpän-də-rət \

Definition of preponderate

preponderately

adverb

First Known Use of preponderate

1818

in the meaning defined above

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preponderate

intransitive verb pre·pon·der·ate \ pri-ˈpän-də-ˌrāt \

legal Definition of preponderate

preponderated; preponderating
: to have greater credibility or convincing weight : have an outweighing effect
  • the evidence either was evenly balanced or preponderated in favor of the state
  • Weston v. State, 682 P.2d 1119 (1984)
  • such evidence preponderates against the board's decision

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