Preponderate 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. [1913 Webster]

An inconsiderable weight, by distance from the center of the balance, will preponderate greater magnitudes. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

2. To overpower by stronger or moral power. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to prefer; to incline; to decide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The desire to spare Christian blood preponderates him for peace. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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