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weigh

weigh

 
 
pronunciation:
weI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
weigh down
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: weighed, weighing, weighs
definition 1: to measure the heaviness of by using a scale or similar device.
The grocer weighed the cheese.
 
similar words:
gauge
definition 2: to separate or measure (an amount or portion) according to a particular weight (usu. fol. by out).
She weighed out a pound of fudge.
similar words:
measure, mete
definition 3: to ponder carefully before making a decision.
I'm weighing the consequences.
synonyms:
consider, contemplate, deliberate, ponder
similar words:
assess, balance, calculate, cogitate, entertain, evaluate, mull, ruminate, study
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to have weight or a particular amount of weight.
I weigh a lot more than I did last year.
definition 2: to be considered important or influential.
Reports of the crime weighed against her.
synonyms:
carry weight
similar words:
bulk, figure
definition 3: to burden; oppress (usu. fol. by on or upon).
Feelings of guilt weighed on him.
similar words:
prey
phrase: weigh down
derivations: weighable (adj.), weigher (n.)
Homophone Note
The words weigh, way, and whey sound alike but have different meanings.
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