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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 though to give weight to his apprehensions the distant lion roared again.
As far as my own personal opinion goes, however, I am inclined to give weight to the popular island theory.
The iron strip was added to give weight, so that the woman might not guess the first minute that the "thing" was made of wood.
The Chantilly race would suit him down to the ground, but to give weight to Enable is a big ask.
The court did not give weight to the AMLC's invocation of confidentiality.
Roger Varian's colt was trying to give weight to smart rivals when sixth at Newmarket last time from the wrong side of the draw and his US pedigree suggests he will act on Polytrack.
He is forced to give weight away all round to some useful rivals, including a whopping 11lb to last year's Chesham winner Richard Pankhurst, but John Gosden's colt has not run since his Royal Ascot success last year.
45) can give weight to his three rivals in the opener.
Dascombe is now set to raise Ceiling Kitty's sights as he would rather receive weight against the best sprinters over five furlongs than give weight away to her peers.
ALLIED Powers has to give weight to all seven rivals as he attempts to win the Prix d'Hedouville for a second time at Longchamp today.
55) can give weight all round in the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at Wincanton today.
Despite having to give weight all round she has a major chance and she has certainly improved since she won this race 12 months ago.
Markab's 5lb penalty for his Group One triumph at Haydock in September means he has to give weight to all his rivals.
Given the current labour market situation, it is important that we continue to give weight to the need to protect the interests of the resident workforce," immigration minister Phil Woolas said.