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weigh

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1 to be of importance
  • evidence that will weigh heavily against the defendant
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carry weight, cut ice

2 to give serious and careful thought to
  • weighed the options for weeks before making a decision
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beat one's brains out (about), chew on, cudgel one's brains (about), look at

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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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