weigh

To weigh is all about judging; you could be seeing how heavy something is or if it is a good choice. You could weigh the tomatoes you're buying or weigh your options when applying to college.

To weigh something can mean to physically assess its weight — is it 3 pounds? 40 kilos? 22 grams? But it's no accident that the symbol for justice is often a scale. That's because all of the facts of a case need to be weighed or evaluated for justice to be served. And hopefully the decision will be balanced and fair.

Definitions of weigh
1

v have a certain weight

Synonyms:
librate
determine the weight of
Type of:
measure
have certain dimensions

v determine the weight of

“The butcher weighed the chicken”
Synonyms:
librate
Types:
heft
test the weight of something by lifting it
Type of:
measure, quantify
express as a number or measure or quantity

v show consideration for; take into account

Synonyms:
consider, count

v have weight; have import, carry weight

Synonyms:
count, matter
Types:
press
to be oppressive or burdensome
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v to be oppressive or burdensome

Synonyms:
press
Type of:
count, matter
have weight; have import, carry weight

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