give weight to

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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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.
Alan King's five-year-old must give weight to his rivals to take home the first prize in the two-miler - rescheduled after equine flu claimed Newbury's fixture last Saturday.
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.
WITH only ten days to the Cheltenham Festival the racing, almost by definition, is not out of the top-drawer this weekend but there is still some excellent sport to get our teeth into beginning at Doncaster where I hope course specialist Victor Hewgo (1.45) can give weight to his three rivals in the opener.
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.
Markab's 5lb penalty for his Group One triumph at Haydock in September means he has to give weight to all his rivals.
Just denied an historic third HH The President's Cup on his penultimate start, he should make a bold effort to give weight to all his rivals, including stable companion Tawaassol.
"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.
Doing so would give weight to the apparently terrifying charge of liberal media bias.
The 11-year-old has to give weight to all his rivals, but Anthony Honeyball takes 3lb off his back and he should have the class to defy top weight.
However, Rogge's attempt to give weight to the World AntiDoping Agency (WADA) conference, which started in Copenhagen yesterday, was undermined when key figures from football and cycling shunned the summit.
Cuffs should be 1 5/8 inches, which give weight to the bottom of the pant, creating a more balanced transition from the trouser to the shoe.