Definition of outweigh:
exceed, compensate, counterpoise, preponderate, surpass, substitute, neutralize, burden, overbalance, counterbalance, set off, go beyond, excel, outbalance, overweigh, offset, countervail, redeem, balance, outrun.
I He who shuts his eyes to- day to make a mental picture of the world sees a globe in which the mass of Asia, the bulk of Africa, and the length of America vastly outweigh in the balance the straggling and sea- sown continent of Europe.- "The Unity of Civilization", Various.
All the defence that the prisoner made was only this, that he was threatened into the confession that he had made, and was in such a consternation that he did not know what he said or did; but then it was sworn to by two witnesses that there was no such thing as any threatening made use of, but that he made a free and voluntary confession, only with this addition at first, that he told the Lord Mayor he had sold his wife for five shillings, but not being able to name either the person or the place, where she might be produced, that was looked upon as too frivolous to outweigh circumstances that were too apparent.- "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.
But the observation was unnecessary to the decision, and in that sense extra- judicial, and though made by one who seldom used words without due reflection, ought not to outweigh the important considerations referred to which lead to a different conclusion.- "The American Judiciary", Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD.