When something weighs more than something else, it's called outweighing. The object that weighs more will eventually push the object that weighs less off of the scale.

  • The box weighed more than the bag, so the bag was eventually pushed off of the scale.

  • The argument between the two friends outweighed the friendship.

Definition of outweigh


weigh more heavily


outbalance, overbalance, preponderate


be heavier than

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Example Sentences for outweigh

  • 1

    The heavy silences outweigh the less than voluble facts.

  • 2

    The disadvantages outweigh the benefits.

  • 3

    The risks outweigh the benefits.

  • 4

    In the end, the gains outweigh the losses.

  • 5

    Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages

  • 6

    Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks

  • 7

    The disadvantages of it usually outweigh the advantages.

  • 8

    The reward may outweigh the risk.

  • 9

    Will the costs of the regulation outweigh the benefits

  • 10

    The benefit of the minor tweak outweighs the precedent.