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. verb
    have a certain weight
    Synonyms:
    librate
    determine the weight of
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    type of:
    measure
    have certain dimensions
  2. verb
    determine the weight of
    “The butcher weighed the chicken”
    synonyms: librate
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    types:
    heft
    test the weight of something by lifting it
    type of:
    measure, quantify
    express as a number or measure or quantity
  3. verb
    show consideration for; take into account
    synonyms: consider, count
  4. verb
    have weight; have import, carry weight
    synonyms: count, matter
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    types:
    press
    to be oppressive or burdensome
    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  5. verb
    to be oppressive or burdensome
    synonyms: press
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    type of:
    count, matter
    have weight; have import, carry weight
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