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  • 1 preponderate — pre·pon·der·ate /pri pän də ˌrāt/ vi at·ed, at·ing: 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)… …

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  • 2 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Preponderate — 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. [1913 Webster] That is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 preponderate — 1620s, to weigh more than, from L. praeponderare outweigh, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + ponderare to weigh (see POUND (Cf. pound) (n.1)). Meaning to exceed in force or power is from 1799 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 preponderate — ► VERB ▪ be preponderant. ORIGIN Latin praeponderare weigh more …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 preponderate — [prē pän′dər āt΄, pripän′dər āt΄] vi. preponderated, preponderating [< L praeponderatus, pp. of praeponderare < prae , before + ponderare, to weigh < pondus, weight: see POUND1] 1. Now Rare to weigh more; be heavier 2. to sink or incline …

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  • 7 preponderate — I. verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin praeponderatus, past participle of praeponderare, from prae + ponder , pondus weight more at pendant Date: 1623 intransitive verb 1. to exceed in weight 2. to exceed in influence, power, or importance 3 …

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  • 8 preponderate — preponderation, n. /pri pon deuh rayt /, v.i., preponderated, preponderating. 1. to exceed something else in weight; be the heavier. 2. to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down.… …

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  • 9 preponderate — verb a) To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance. b) To overpower by stronger or moral power. See Also: preponder …

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  • 10 preponderate — Synonyms and related words: best, bestride, better, cap, dictate, dominate, domineer, exceed, excel, go one better, have the ascendancy, improve on, master, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass, overtop, perfect, play first fiddle …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 preponderate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. excel, outdo, predominate; see exceed , surpass . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To occupy the preeminent position in: dominate, predominate, prevail, reign, rule. Idioms: have the ascendancy, reign supreme. See OVER …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 preponderate — pre|pon|de|rate [prıˈpɔndəreıt US ˈpa:n ] v [i]formal to be more important or frequent than something else …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 preponderate — pre|pon|der|ate [ prı pandə,reıt ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to be larger or more important than something else …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 preponderate — see PONDER …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 preponderate — pre·pon·der·ate || prɪ pÉ‘ndÉ™reɪt / pÉ’n v. outweigh, be heavier; surpass; control, predominate; surpass in importance …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 preponderate — verb be greater in influence, number, or importance. Origin C17 (in the sense weigh more, have greater intellectual weight ): from L. praeponderat , praeponderare, from prae before + ponderare weigh, consider …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 preponderate — v. n. 1. Weigh the most, exceed in weight. 2. Prevail, be superior, have the superiority, predominate, exceed in influence or power, incline to one side …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 preponderate — verb (I) formal to be more important or frequent than something else …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 preponderate — pre·pon·der·ate …

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  • 20 preponderate — pre•pon•der•ate [[t]prɪˈpɒn dəˌreɪt[/t]] v. i. at•ed, at•ing 1) to exceed something else in weight 2) to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down 3) to be superior in power, force,… …

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