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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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