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give weight to (something)

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 much weight to their objections. Because you're a mentor here, your students are going to give a lot of weight to your opinion.
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give weight to something

Fig. to attach importance to something. I give a lot of weight to your opinion. Kelly gave no weight at all to the comments by Betty.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mawmsey, who habitually gave weight to her speech by loading her pronouns.
The court gave weight to the fact that the temporary regulation tracks the Tax Reform Act of 1986 Blue Book.
Gave weight to his rivals when scoring over course and distance on Monday and follow up on the cards.
The Reprimand filly won at Warwick, Windsor and Newmarket, where she gave weight to most of her 19 rivals in a mile nursery in October when coming home three and a half lengths clear.