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weigh


verb (used with object)

  1. to determine or ascertain the force that gravitation exerts upon (a person or thing) by use of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device: to weigh oneself; to weigh potatoes; to weigh gases.
  2. to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the weight.
  3. to measure, separate, or apportion (a certain quantity of something) according to weight (usually followed by out): to weigh out five pounds of sugar.
  4. to make heavy; increase the weight or bulk of; weight: We weighed the drapes to make them hang properly.
  5. to evaluate in the mind; consider carefully in order to reach an opinion, decision, or choice: to weigh the facts; to weigh a proposal.
  6. Archaic. to raise, lift, or hoist (something).
  7. Obsolete. to think important; esteem.

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