verb (used with object)
- to exceed in value, importance, influence, etc.: The advantages of the plan outweighed its defects.
- to exceed in weight: The champion will probably outweigh his opponent.
- to be too heavy or burdensome for: Collapse may follow if the load outweighs its supports.
- to prevail over; overcomehis desire outweighed his discretion
- to be more important or significant than
- to be heavier than
v.1590s, from out (adv.) + weigh (v.). Related: Outweighed; outweighing.