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Meaning of PREPONDERATE

Pronunciation:  pri'pându`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  weigh more heavily
 

PREPONDERATE is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: outbalance, outweigh, overbalance
 
 See Also: dominate, predominate, prevail, reign, rule

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pre*pon"der*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Preponderated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preponderating}.] [L.
    praeponderatus, p. p. of praeponderare; prae before +
    ponderare to weigh, fr., pondus, ponderis, a weight. See
    {Ponder}.]
    1. To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight;
       to overbalance.
    
             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. [Obs.]
    
             The desire to spare Christian blood preponderates
             him for peace.                        --Fuller.
    
    
  2. \Pre*pon"der*ate\, v. i.
    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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