Definition of 'outweigh'
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Yet we figured that the benefits would outweigh the costs over the course of a season. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Inflation is on the up and the hurt will outweigh the benefits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is about the romance and the dangers of contact sport and whether the risk outweighs the reward. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In these circumstances, a move would outweigh risks. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The risks, costs and regulatory challenges outweighed the benefit to a relatively small number of people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That benefit far outweighs the relatively modest risks from side-effects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One solution would be to build a bigger tunnel, but the costs were found to outweigh the benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Did risk still outweigh reward? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Researchers who studied those undergoing the painful process found that, for men, the benefits outweighed the risks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The downside of honouring a man seen by many in the US as a brutal dictator is felt to outweigh any diplomatic benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How can this outweigh the importance of defending this country? The Sun (2011)The consensus is that this inconvenience is outweighed by the benefits. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their desire would far outweigh any lightness of experience. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The benefits most definitely outweigh any negatives. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The risks of postponing spending cuts outweigh the risks of withdrawing demand from the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The benefits far outweigh any minor side effects. The Sun (2008)The rewards over a season will outweigh the risks. The Sun (2008)She thinks the benefits definitely outweigh any risk there might be. The Sun (2015)The health benefits of playing rugby continue vastly to outweigh the risks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It said for at least a quarter the costs far outweigh potential benefits. The Sun (2013)The benefits in cases like these far outweigh the risks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That risk would greatly outweigh any modest boost from fiscal stimulus. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Do the benefits derived from the use of radiation outweigh the risks? An Introduction to Community Health (1995)As voters we have to make a judgment as to whether the perceived risks outweigh any possible benefits from leaving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The benefit greatly outweighed the disadvantage. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)And just on the hour came one of those moments where the significance of the play vastly outweighed the significance of the points. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Soon, my desire to be home outweighed my desire to be at school. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'outweigh'
British English: outweigh VERB
If one thing outweighs another, the first thing is of greater importance, benefit, or significance than the second thing.
The advantages of this deal largely outweigh the disadvantages.
- American English: outweigh
- Brazilian Portuguese: ter mais valor do que
- Chinese: > 超过在重要性或意义上
- European Spanish: pesar más que
- French: l'emporter sur
- German: schwerer wiegen als
- Italian: avere maggior peso di
- Japanese: よりまさる
- Korean: ~보다 중요하다
- European Portuguese: ter mais valor do que
- Spanish: pesar más que
Definition of outweigh from the Collins English Dictionary
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