Meaning of preponderate

pre•pon•der•ate

Pronunciation: (pri-pon'du-rāt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to exceed something else in weight; be the heavier.
  2. to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down.
  3. to be superior in power, force, influence, number, amount, etc.; predominate: Evidence for the accused preponderated at the trial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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