Definition of outbalance in US English:



[with object]
  • Be more valuable, important, or influential than; make up for.

    ‘their high capacity outbalances this defect’
    • ‘Especially prominent is the soundtrack, though it never overshadows or outbalances the dialogue, keeping it crisp and clear.’
    • ‘Further, reciprocity can be interpreted as flowing from the individual's desire to outbalance rule violations with offsetting moves in order to re-establish regularity.’
    • ‘But every rose garden has its thorns, and for me the incredible rewards of French Polynesia far outbalance the shortcomings.’
    • ‘That would only arise when, having given them substantial weight, there are other matters which outbalance them.’
    • ‘This official said, ‘We've seen no new material that the threat is that great, that the risks outbalance acting with force.’’
    • ‘The lesson of the trial was that destroying the credibility of witnesses is a defence strategy that can outbalance the traditional heavyweight pointers of motive, means and opportunity.’
    • ‘I therefore think the positives might outbalance the negatives.’
    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, make up for, more than make up for, overbalance, compensate for, redress
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