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English definition of “weigh”

weigh

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (INFLUENCE)    /weɪ/
(of something such as a fact or an event) to have an influence or be important: Easy access to a railway network weighed heavily with us when we chose a site for the new factory.Being important and having importanceAffecting and influencing
(Definition of weigh verb (INFLUENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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