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outweigh

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoutweighout‧weigh /aʊtˈweɪ/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  IMPORTANTto be more important or valuable than something else The benefits of the scheme outweigh the disadvantages.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
outweighThe likely dangers of traditional internationalism are starting to outweigh any plausible benefits.For frequent long-distance callers, the difficulties may be outweighed by the savings.Nevertheless, he says, the legend outweighs mere facts.It was sufficient to outweigh Mr Field's 165 to 113 second-round victory in the individual members' section.In these circumstances the public interest in encouraging people to report cases of child abuse has been held to outweigh other interests.The benefits of gaining insight, though, far outweigh the discomfort in getting there.In the first study in 1993, negative depictions outweighed the positive 2-to-1.Benefits of the surgery far outweigh the risk.
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Verb table
outweigh
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoutweigh
he, she, itoutweighs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoutweighed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave outweighed
he, she, ithas outweighed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad outweighed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill outweigh
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have outweighed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam outweighing
he, she, itis outweighing
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you, we, theyare outweighing
Past
I, he, she, itwas outweighing
you, we, theywere outweighing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been outweighing
he, she, ithas been outweighing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been outweighing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be outweighing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been outweighing
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