outweigh outweigh  /ˈaʊ ˌtweɪ/


  1. (v) be heavier than
  2. (v) weigh more heavily


  1. HERS compares the procedure to castration and says its many adverse health effects far outweigh any benefits.
  2. Even now, the convenience factor could outweigh the sacrifices of picture quality and video editing.
  3. And, given the associated health risks of severe overweight in kids, McKenzie says that the benefits of exercise still far outweigh the risk of injury.


  1. A Global Invention Lab With One Goal: Stop Climate Change

    The Ocean Invention Network is trying to invent our way out of planetary catastrophe. Climate change, as British economist Sir Nicholas Stern says, is perhaps the largest market failure in human history. "The benefits of strong, early action on climate change outweigh the costs," says the Stern report (PDF), but progress on new international climate investments has stalled. Countries have failed ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Countdown to College By Lee Bierer, McClatchy Newspapers Securing solid letters of recommendation

    The letter of recommendation will never outweigh a student’s performance in the classroom, but it can be a tipping factor in the college admissions process.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  3. Poll: Majority Of Americans Comfortable With Surveillance

    There is a lot of hew and cry over the leaked National Security Agency program to track phone call and Internet searches. But even privacy advocates and companies who try to help people cover their digital footprints acknowledge it is almost impossible to disconnect from the grid, and that the benefits potentially outweigh their concerns.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NPR


  1. "In my judgment, the costs and risks of continuing down the current path outweigh the potential benefits that might be achieved," Lugar, R-Ind., said in a Senate floor speech. "Persisting indefinitely with the surge strategy will delay policy...
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Richard Lugar Source: Forbes

  2. "On balance, the ACCC considers that the public benefits of the co-operation agreement are not likely to outweigh the public detriments," Mr Samuel said.
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Graeme Samuel Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. To that end Chief Justice Roberts says the First Amendment "reflects a judgment by the American people that the benefits of its restrictions on the Government outweigh the costs."
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: FOXNews (blog)

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