re·​weigh (ˌ)rē-ˈwā How to pronounce reweigh (audio)
reweighed; reweighing

transitive verb

: to weigh (something or someone) again: such as
: to take a new measurement of the heaviness of (something or someone)
took out two oranges and reweighed the bag
Those babies not regaining their birth weight by day 10 were reweighed at 2 weeks of age.P. D. Macdonald et al.
: to evaluate or consider (something) again
reweighed the evidence
… agonized over the advice, weighing and reweighing the pros and cons.Barbara Gill

Examples of reweigh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than agree to hear the case, the justices set aside the 8th Circuit’s ruling and told its judges to reweigh evidence suggesting the use of force violated the 4th Amendment. Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reweigh was in 1622

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“Reweigh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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