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
He is weighing the possibility of filing charges against the doctor.
Consider how much you can afford to pay.
I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.
He examined her passport and stamped it.
He lay in his hospital bed and cried as he contemplated his future.
Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
He didn't waste time pondering the question.
He had been mulling over the idea of making a movie.
give thought to
We must weigh the pros and cons of each method.
Phrasal verbsweigh on someone
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If 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.
When you compare things, you consider them and discover the differences or similarities between them.
Compare the two illustrations in Fig 60.
Thesaurus for weigh from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone or something weighs a particular amount, this amount is how heavy they are.