preponderate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pri-pon'du-rāt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
- to exceed something else in weight; be the heavier.
- to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down.
- to be superior in power, force, influence, number, amount, etc.; predominate: Evidence for the accused preponderated at the trial.
- preponderate (Thesaurus)