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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·pon·der·ate /prɪˈpɑndəˌret/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·pon·der·ate, v. i. To exceed in weight; hence, to incline or descend, as the scale of a balance; figuratively, to exceed in influence, power, etc.; hence; to incline to one side; as, the affirmative side preponderated.
    That is no just balance in which the heaviest side will not preponderate.   --Bp. Wilkins.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·pon·der·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Preponderated p. pr. & vb. n. Preponderating.]
 1. To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance.
    An inconsiderable weight, by distance from the center of the balance, will preponderate greater magnitudes.   --Glanvill.
 2. To overpower by stronger or moral power.
 3. To cause to prefer; to incline; to decide. [Obs.]
    The desire to spare Christian blood preponderates him for peace.   --Fuller.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : weigh more heavily [syn: outweigh, overbalance, outbalance]