weigh up

weigh up
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey uhp]
    • /weɪ ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey uhp]
    • /weɪ ʌp/

Definitions of weigh up words

  • transitivephrasal verb weigh up compare 1
  • verbal expression weigh up compare, contrast 1
  • transitive verb weigh up assess, evaluate 1
  • phrasal verb weigh up If you weigh someone up, you try and find out what they are like and form an opinion of them, especially when you are suspicious of them. 0
  • verb weigh up to make an assessment of (a person, situation, etc); judge 0

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weigh up popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for weigh up

verb weigh up

  • appraise — If you appraise something or someone, you consider them carefully and form an opinion about them.
  • balance — If you balance something somewhere, or if it balances there, it remains steady and does not fall.
  • calculate — If you calculate a number or amount, you discover it from information that you already have, by using arithmetic, mathematics, or a special machine.
  • consider — If you consider a person or thing to be something, you have the opinion that this is what they are.
  • deliberate — If you do something that is deliberate, you planned or decided to do it beforehand, and so it happens on purpose rather than by chance.

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