- Be greater in number, influence, or importance: the advantages preponderate over this apparent disadvantageMore example sentences
- In 1845 a Russian investigator disguised as a Kazakh visited Tarbagatai in Xinjiang and confirmed that British goods preponderated there among imported manufactures.
- In Tosches's swanky new Tribeca pad, wood preponderates, wood of differing darkness and grains.
- In business, a single objective preponderates: making money.
early 17th century (in the sense 'weigh more, have greater intellectual weight'): from Latin praeponderat- 'of greater weight', from the verb praeponderare, from prae 'before' + ponderare 'weigh, consider'.