Synonyms of weigh in English:

weigh


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verb

1‘the vendor at our market weighs the vegetables carefully’

SYNONYMS

measure the weight of, measure how heavy someone is, measure how heavy something is, put someone on the scales, put something on the scales

2‘he weighed 118 kg’

SYNONYMS

tip the scales at, turn the scales at, come to

3‘the destructive family situation weighed heavily on him’

SYNONYMS

oppress, lie heavy on, press down on, burden, be a burden on, be a burden to, weigh down, cast down, hang over, gnaw at, prey on, prey on someone's mind

trouble, worry, beset, bother, disturb, upset, get someone down, depress, distress, grieve, haunt, nag, torment, afflict, perturb

plague, obsess, take over, take control of

4‘the consequences of the move would need to be very carefully weighed’

SYNONYMS

consider, contemplate, think about, give thought to, entertain the idea of, deliberate about, turn over in one's mind, mull over, chew over, reflect on, ruminate about, muse on

assess, appraise, analyse, investigate, enquire into, look into, make enquiries into, examine, scrutinize, research, review, explore, probe, study, survey, inspect, take stock of

North American think on

ANTONYMS

ignore, take on trust

5‘they need to weigh benefit against risk’

SYNONYMS

balance

compare with, evaluate, juxtapose with, place side by side, place side by side with, contrast with

6‘the opinions of chief fire officers will obviously weigh with the Government’

SYNONYMS

influence, have influence with, be influential to, carry weight with, count with, tell with, matter to, be important to, be significant to, mean something to, make an impression on, get to, register with


Phrases

    weigh someone down

      1‘my waders and fishing gear weighed me down’

      SYNONYMS

      burden, weight, saddle, charge

      overload, overburden, overwhelm, encumber, hamper, handicap, tax, strain

      literary

      trammel

      2‘the awful silence of the terrible prison weighed me down’

      SYNONYMS

      oppress, depress, lie heavy on, weigh on, press down on, burden, be a burden on, be a burden to, cast down, hang over, gnaw at, prey on, prey on someone's mind

      trouble, worry, beset, bother, disturb, upset, get someone down, distress, grieve, haunt, nag, torment, afflict, perturb

      plague, obsess, take over, take control of

    weigh into someone

      ‘he weighs into the tribunes with unmasked contempt’

      SYNONYMS

      attack, turn on, lash out at, set upon, assault, fly at, lunge at, let fly at, tear into, pitch into, belabour

      informal

      lay into, sail into, lace into, let someone have it, take a pop at

      North American informal

      light into