Synonyms of weigh in English:

weigh

verb

  • 1 the vendor at our market weighs the vegetables carefully
    measure the weight of, measure how heavy someone/something is, put someone/something on the scales
  • 2 he weighed 118 kg
  • 3 the destructive family situation weighed heavily on him
    oppress, lie heavy on, press down on, burden, be a burden on/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 he has to weigh up the possibility of a conviction
    assess, appraise, analyse, investigate, enquire into, look into, make enquiries 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
    balance;
    compare with, evaluate, juxtapose with, place side by side (with), contrast with
  • 6 the opinions of chief fire officers will obviously weigh with the Government
    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
    overload, overburden, overwhelm, encumber, hamper, handicap, tax, strain
    literary trammel
  • 2 the awful silence of the terrible prison weighed me down
    oppress, depress, lie heavy on, weigh on, press down on, burden, be a burden on/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
    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

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