1 Sometimes, weigh in at or out at. Colloq tip the scales at:
The sailboard weighed in at 250 pounds. I weigh more than I should.
2 consider, ponder, contemplate, think on or over or about, mull over, turn over in the or (one's) mind, ruminate over, chew over, reflect on or upon, brood over, pore over, study, examine:
After weighing the qualifications of the candidates, we voted for you. Weigh your words carefully before responding.
3 judge, estimate, assess, evaluate, value, determine:
It is not easy to weigh each person's contribution to the effort.
4 Usually, weigh on or upon. lie heavy on, burden, depress, prey on, oppress, disturb, perturb, upset:
Loneliness weighs heavily on Dave's widow.
5 matter, count, have (an) effect or influence, carry weight, be of value or account, Colloq cut any ice:
Certain factors - like the sizes of the bribes - are likely to weigh heavily with the judges of this particular beauty contest.
6 weigh down. burden, overburden, load, overload, encumber, tax, overtax, strain, trouble, worry, depress, oppress:
He's been weighed down by financial worries since losing his job.