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give (something) weight

To consider something important or especially relevant. Often used with modifiers such as "much," "a lot of," etc. Jonathan knew his parents never approved of his relationship with Michael, so when he decided to get married, he didn't give their objections much weight. Because you're a mentor here, your students are going to give your opinion a lot of weight.
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And there has never been a day when the women have not resented man's use of alcohol, though they have never had the power to give weight to their resentment.
As far as my own personal opinion goes, however, I am inclined to give weight to the popular island theory.
Sir Rembrandt has to give weight all round in what will be his first run in handicap company since finishing second to Bindaree in the Coral Welsh National almost two years ago.
Rooster Booster will try to give weight all-round in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday.
Muzak had the upper hand in their three meetings last year but the tables have now turned due to his win in this race, and for the first time he has to give weight to Boxer Beat.
HIGH ACCOLADE has to give weight away on his reappearance but is fancied to prove up to the task in hand.
But it is hard to give weight away to some other Champion Hurdle horses.
If there is a slight concern it is the fact he has to carry a Grade 1 penalty and has to give weight to some highly regarded rivals.
Guzzle An Go can complete the double despite having to give weight to most of his rivals in the Jack Duggan Memorial Hurdle.
He has been off the track since, but has been pleasing in his homework and is taken to give weight away all round under the inspired Jimmy Fortune.
Baily Green has been brilliant all summer, but might just struggle to give weight away to horses with as much class as Tofino Bay and Sea Of Thunder.
Although penalised for those wins, he has the class to give weight to his rivals, the pick of whom appears to be recent course-and-distance winner Highland Games, never the most consistent of performers.
O'Neill said: "We talked it over and decided that to try to give weight away all round at Chepstow in very testing conditions wouldn't really be fair on the horse and he will now go to Ireland for the Lexus.
The 6yo has to give weight all round but he jumped with such alacrity on that first attempt over fences that it will be a big shock if he's beaten here.
Back in handicap company here, St Andrews could yet prove well treated from a perch of 104, even though he has to give weight away all round.