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Definition of "outweigh" []

  • To weigh more than. (verb-transitive)
  • To be more significant than; exceed in value or importance: The benefits outweigh the risks. (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 "outweigh" in a sentence
  • "Do the benefits of the social bargain outweigh the costs?"
  • "Once pregnancy has progressed into the second trimester and once children reach puberty, the dangers of food poisoning and foodborne illnesses may again outweigh the mutagenic risks associated with phytochemicals (Flaxman and Sherman in press)."
  • ""Elizabeth II" as an article title outweigh the disadvantages of the inconsistent naming - sigh."