Preponderate

Definition of Preponderate

Pre`pon´der`ate
v. t.1.To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance.
[imp. & p. p. Preponderated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preponderating.]
An inconsiderable weight, by distance from the center of the balance, will preponderate greater magnitudes.
- Glanvill.
2.To overpower by stronger or moral power.
3.To cause to prefer; to incline; to decide.
The desire to spare Christian blood preponderates him for peace.
- Fuller.
v. i.1.To exceed in weight; hence, to incline or descend, as the scale of a balance; figuratively, to exceed in influence, power, etc.; hence; to incline to one side; as, the affirmative side preponderated.
That is no just balance in which the heaviest side will not preponderate.
- Bp. Wilkins.

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