Definition of preponder in English:

preponder

verb

rare
  • no object To have greater weight, importance, etc.; = "preponderate".

verb

rare
  • with object And without object. To ponder beforehand, consider in advance.

Origin

Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin praeponderāre to outweigh, to be of greater weight, to incline in a particular direction, in post-classical Latin also to overburden (Vetus Latina), to outweigh in importance, to exceed from prae- + ponderāre<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in John Norden (c1547–1625), cartographer. From pre- + ponder.

Pronunciation

preponder

/priːˈpɒndə/