Definition for PRE-POND'ER-ATE

PRE-POND'ER-ATE, v.t. [L. præpondero; præ, before, and pondero, to weigh.]

  1. To outweigh; to overpower by weight. An inconsiderable weight, by distance from the center of the balance, will preponderate greater magnitudes. – Granville.
  2. To overpower by stronger influence or moral power.

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