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English definition of “weight”

weight

noun [U] (INFLUENCE)    /weɪt/
C2 respect, influence, trust, or importance: Her experience does give her opinions quite a bit of weight. After he was voted out of power, few people attached much weight to what he said. Radical views don't carry much weight any more.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
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