Definition for PRE-POND'ER-ATE


  1. To exceed in weight; hence, to incline or descend, as the scale of a balance. That is no just balance in which the heaviest side will not preponderate. – Wilkins.
  2. To exceed in influence or power; hence, to incline to one side. By putting every argument on one side and the other, into the balance, we must form a judgment which side preponderates. – Watts.

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