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Definition of outweigh verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

outweigh

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈweɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈweɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outweigh
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈweɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈweɪ//
 
he / she / it outweighs
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈweɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈweɪz//
 
past simple outweighed
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈweɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈweɪd//
 
past participle outweighed
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈweɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈweɪd//
 
-ing form outweighing
BrE BrE//ˌaʊtˈweɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaʊtˈweɪɪŋ//
 
 
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outweigh something to be greater or more important than something The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. The risks are vastly outweighed by the potential benefits. The advantages of this scheme more than outweigh the costs involved. The benefits would surely far outweigh the risks.
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