1. [syn: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Preponderate \Pre*pon"der*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Preponderated; p. pr. & vb. n. Preponderating.] [L.
praeponderatus, p. p. of praeponderare; prae before +
ponderare to weigh, fr., pondus, ponderis, a weight. See
1. To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight;
An inconsiderable weight, by distance from the
center of the balance, will preponderate greater
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having superior power and influence; "the predominant
mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding,
paramount, predominant, predominate,