I want to say that we give more consideration to quality over quantity. I am not sure of my understanding of the word. Is my use of outweighed here correct?

We outweighed food's quality over quantity.

  • I'm sorry, but it is not. You'd need to say something like, "When judging, we gave more points to food quality than food quantity." I am assuming that you are talking about some contest. Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 18:04

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No, your use of outweighed is not correct here. To outweigh means "to be greater or more significant than". So saying "We outweighed food's quality" means "we were more important than food's quality"! If you want to use the word outweighed you would have to say something like

The food's quality outweighed its quantity.

If you want to talk about how we gave more consideration to quality, you might say

We gave more weight to food's quality than its quantity

or maybe

We weighed food's quality more heavily than its quantity

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