Synonyms of weigh
1 have a weight of • His wife weighs over 22 stone.
have a weight of
tip the scales at (informal)
2 measure the weight of • They counted and weighed the fruits.
measure the weight of
put someone or something on the scales
measure how heavy someone or something is
3 considerDictionary • He is weighing the possibility of filing charges against the doctor.
consider • Consider how much you can afford to pay.
study • I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.
examine • He examined her passport and stamped it.
contemplate • He lay in his hospital bed and cried as he contemplated his future.
evaluate • Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
ponder • He didn't waste time pondering the question.
mull over • He had been mulling over the idea of making a movie.
give thought to
4 compareDictionary • We must weigh the pros and cons of each method.
compare • Compare the two illustrations in Fig 60.
balance • She carefully tried to balance religious sensitivities against democratic freedom.
contrast • She contrasted the situation then with the present crisis.
place side by side
5 matterDictionary • His opinion doesn't weigh much with me, I'm afraid.
matter • It doesn't matter how long you take.
cut any ice (informal)
tell • The pressure began to tell as rain closed in after 20 laps.
count • It's as if your opinions just don't count.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ weigh on someone
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balanceIf you balance one thing against another, you consider its importance in relation to the other one.
• She carefully tried to balance religious sensitivities against democratic freedom.
compareWhen you compare things, you consider them and discover the differences or similarities between them.
• Compare the two illustrations in Fig 60.
considerIf you consider something, you think about it carefully.
• Consider how much you can afford to pay.
Thesaurus for weigh from the Collins English Thesaurus
to measure the weight of
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