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Definition of "outbalance" [out•bal•ance]

  • To exceed in influence or significance; outweigh. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outbalance" in a sentence
  • "-- [MS. B.] _In the Shelley copy "o'erbalance" has been erased and "outbalance" inserted in Byron's handwriting."
  • "They in fact far outbalance the form letters (and my one “mean” rejection)."
  • "Yet with all these small blemishes Granger had many good qualities, and his big heart was so full of generous impulses and good motives as to far outbalance his short-comings; and not - withstanding the friction and occasional acerbity of our official intercourse, we maintained friendly relations till his death."