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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey]
    • /weɪ/
    • /weɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey]
    • /weɪ/

Definitions of weigh word

  • verb with object weigh 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. 1
  • verb with object weigh to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the weight. 1
  • verb with object weigh to measure, separate, or apportion (a certain quantity of something) according to weight (usually followed by out): to weigh out five pounds of sugar. 1
  • verb with object weigh to make heavy; increase the weight or bulk of; weight: We weighed the drapes to make them hang properly. 1
  • verb with object weigh to evaluate in the mind; consider carefully in order to reach an opinion, decision, or choice: to weigh the facts; to weigh a proposal. 1
  • verb with object weigh Archaic. to raise, lift, or hoist (something). 1

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Origin of weigh

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English weghen, Old English wegan to carry, weigh; cognate with Dutch wegen, German wägen, Old Norse vega; akin to Latin vehere

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Parts of speech for Weigh


weigh popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weigh usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weigh

verb weigh

  • consider — If you consider a person or thing to be something, you have the opinion that this is what they are.
  • ponder — to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate (often followed by over or upon).
  • evaluate — Form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess.
  • mull over — to study or ruminate; ponder.

Antonyms for weigh

verb weigh

  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • exonerate — (especially of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, especially after due consideration of the case.

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