Synonyms of weigh in English:

weigh


See definition of weigh

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, inquire into, look into, make inquiries 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 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

    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