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preponderate

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

Definition of preponderate

preponderated

preponderating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to exceed in weight

  3. 2 :  to exceed in influence, power, or importance

  4. 3 :  to exceed in numbers

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 archaic :  outweigh

  7. 2 archaic :  to weigh down

preponderation

play \-ˌpän-də-ˈrā-shən, ˌprē-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of preponderate

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


First Known Use: 1623


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preponderate

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

Definition of preponderate

preponderately

adverb

1802

First Known Use of preponderate

1802


Law Dictionary

preponderate

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

Legal Definition of preponderate

preponderated

preponderating

  1. :  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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