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weigh

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of weigh

  1. 1 to be of importance evidence that will weigh heavily against the defendant Synonyms of weigh count, import, mean, signify, matterWords Related to weigh affect, concern, influence, sway; add up (to), amount (to)

  2. 2 to give serious and careful thought to weighed the options for weeks before making a decision Synonyms of weigh chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, ponder, wrestle (with)Words Related to weigh muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms of weigh disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject

Synonym Discussion of weigh

consider, study, contemplate, weigh mean to think about in order to arrive at a judgment or decision. consider may suggest giving thought to in order to reach a suitable conclusion, opinion, or decision.
    • refused even to consider my proposal
study implies sustained purposeful concentration and attention to details and minutiae.
    • study the plan closely
contemplate stresses focusing one's thoughts on something but does not imply coming to a conclusion or decision.
    • contemplate the consequences of refusing
weigh implies attempting to reach the truth or arrive at a decision by balancing conflicting claims or evidence.
    • weigh the pros and cons of the case

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