Synonyms of weigh in English:

weigh


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See UK English definition of weigh

See Spanish definition of pesar

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 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