1. exceed in weight, value, or importance
the advantages outweigh the disadvantages
'To outweigh' can mean to exceed in weight by comparison to something else: "The trailer outweighs the car." It can also refer to something that is more significant than something else: "Going to school far outweighs the importance of working at a young age." You can use 'outweigh' so say something is of a higher value: "The value of the goods outweighs your offer." This is a popular verb used in social and professional contexts.