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[out-wey] /ˌaʊtˈweɪ/

verb (used with object)
to exceed in value, importance, influence, etc.:
The advantages of the plan outweighed its defects.
to exceed in weight:
The champion will probably outweigh his opponent.
to be too heavy or burdensome for:
Collapse may follow if the load outweighs its supports.
verb (transitive)
to prevail over; overcome: his desire outweighed his discretion
to be more important or significant than
to be heavier than

1590s, from out (adv.) + weigh (v.). Related: Outweighed; outweighing.


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