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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References in classic literature ?
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 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.
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.
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.
He will improve for the run though and has to give weight to his seven rivals," he told the Dubai Racing Club.
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.
Now we're starting to give weight to other horses, and it doesn't seem to be affecting us.
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.