outweigh

  • 1 outweigh — UK US /ˌaʊtˈweɪ/ verb [T] ► to have more influence or importance than something else: »Annual weather variations still seem to be outweighing any global warming trends. be outweighed by sth »Small changes in the tax burden are likely to be… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Outweigh — Out*weigh , v. t. To exceed in weight or value. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 outweigh — I verb be of greater significance, beat, better, come first, dominate, eclipse, exceed, exceed in importance, exceed in value, excel, get ahead of, go beyond, outbalance, outdo, outrank, outrival, overbalance, overpoise, overpower, overshadow,… …

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  • 4 outweigh — [v] override, dominate atone for, balance, cancel out, compensate, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, eclipse, exceed, excel, make up for, offset, outbalance, outrival, outrun, overcome, overshadow, predominate, preponderate, prevail, set …

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  • 5 outweigh — ► VERB ▪ be heavier, greater, or more significant than …

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  • 6 outweigh — [out΄wā′] vt. 1. to weigh more than 2. to be more important, valuable, etc. than …

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  • 7 outweigh — verb ADVERB ▪ easily, far, greatly, heavily, more than, vastly ▪ The benefits would surely far outweigh the risks. ▪ The advantages of this plan more than outweigh …

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  • 8 outweigh */ — UK [ˌaʊtˈweɪ] / US [aʊtˈweɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms outweigh : present tense I/you/we/they outweigh he/she/it outweighs present participle outweighing past tense outweighed past participle outweighed to be more important, useful, or… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 outweigh — [[t]a͟ʊtwe͟ɪ[/t]] outweighs, outweighing, outweighed VERB If one thing outweighs another, the first thing is of greater importance, benefit, or significance than the second thing. [FORMAL] [V n] The medical benefits of x rays far outweigh the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 outweigh — transitive verb Date: 1597 to exceed in weight, value, or importance < the advantages outweigh the disadvantages > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 outweigh — /owt way /, v.t. 1. to exceed in value, importance, influence, etc.: The advantages of the plan outweighed its defects. 2. to exceed in weight: The champion will probably outweigh his opponent. 3. to be too heavy or burdensome for: Collapse may… …

    Universalium

  • 12 outweigh — out|weigh [autˈweı] v [T] to be more important or valuable than something else ▪ The benefits of the scheme outweigh the disadvantages …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 outweigh — out|weigh [ aut weı ] verb transitive * to be more important, useful, or valuable than something else: CANCEL OUT: The possible benefits outweigh the risks involved …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 outweigh — verb (T) to be more important or valuable than something else: The advantages of this plan far outweigh the disadvantages …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 outweigh — verb the costs outweigh the benefits Syn: be greater than, exceed, be superior to, prevail over, have the edge on/over, override, supersede, offset, cancel out, (more than) make up for, outbalance, compensate for …

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  • 16 outweigh — [ˌaʊtˈweɪ] verb [T] to be more important, useful, or valuable than something else The possible benefits outweigh the risks involved.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 outweigh — verb To exceed in weight or value …

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  • 18 outweigh — Synonyms and related words: atone for, balance, best, better, cap, compensate for, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, exceed, excel, go one better, improve on, make up, make up for, offset, outbalance, outpoise, overbalance, overbear,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 outweigh — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. overweigh, outbalance, overbalance, exceed. See superiority. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To exceed in weight] Syn. overbalance, overweigh, weigh more than, go beyond; see burden . 2. [To exceed in… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 outweigh — v. be more important than (something) in value or weight; weigh more than …

    English contemporary dictionary