Definition of outweigh in English:

outweigh

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Be heavier, greater, or more significant than:

    ‘the advantages greatly outweigh the disadvantages’
    • ‘Eventually we realized that this first crop provided a wonderful learning opportunity, greatly outweighing the short-term cost.’
    • ‘Yet, the advantages of e-mail clearly outweigh its limitations in many cases.’
    • ‘They feel, as I do, that the positives outweigh the negatives.’
    • ‘The potential benefits from such a bold experiment in public policy greatly outweigh the risks.’
    • ‘However, the NIH consensus panel notes that the benefits far outweigh the risks.’
    • ‘Would the benefits from the additional advertising outweigh what was being sacrificed in the cover price?’
    • ‘Remember that the safety of the many outweighs the lives of the few.’
    • ‘Ultimately, such flaws are vastly outweighed by the book's contributions.’
    • ‘What goes in through the eyes always outweighs what goes in through the ears.’
    • ‘In fact, the benefits far outweigh the risks and will lead to improved health care.’
    • ‘His errors of judgment, though, heavily outweighed those elements of progress.’
    • ‘Yes, it's annoying, but the benefits of having email certainly outweigh the annoyances associated with it.’
    • ‘Still, for these gallery owners at least, the positives outweigh the negatives.’
    • ‘As you can see, the pros clearly outweigh the miniscule cons.’
    • ‘They see the disadvantages of doing so outweighing its advantages.’
    • ‘But the costs of global warming could vastly outweigh the modest cost of even quite vigorous action.’
    • ‘In fact, coffee's pros probably outweigh its cons.’
    • ‘The desire for practicality clearly outweighed the desire for academic rigor.’
    • ‘Yet the damage done by his grotesquely lopsided report vastly outweighs the gravity of the offence.’
    • ‘Even so, many reputable authors agree that the benefits of having Service Pack 2 greatly outweigh the cons.’
    be heavier than
    be greater than, exceed, be superior to, take precedence over, take priority over, prevail over, have the edge on, have the edge over, preponderate over, override, tip the balance against, tip the scales against, turn the balance against, turn the scales against, supersede, offset, cancel out, outbalance, overbalance, compensate for, redress
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Pronunciation:

outweigh

/aʊtˈweɪ/