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weigh

verb  us   /weɪ/

weigh verb (SHOW WEIGHT)

to be pulled toward the earth with a particular force that can be measured, or to measure this force in an object; to show an amount of weight: [L] The baby weighed six pounds, ten ounces at birth. [L] This table weighs a lot. [T] She weighs herself every morning.

weigh verb (INFLUENCE)

[I always + adv/prep] to have an influence: The factor that weighed most heavily in her favor was her record of success as a lawyer.

weigh verb (CONSIDER)

[T] to consider something carefully, esp. by comparing facts or possibilities, in order to make a decision: The judge told the jury to weigh the facts and the evidence. You have to weigh the advantage of early graduation against the disadvantage of being younger than everyone else.
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