lend weight to (something)

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lend weight to (something)

To make something seem more credible or probable, perhaps by providing additional information or details. Do you have any evidence that lends weight to your assertion? We cannot do anything that will lend weight to our opponents' allegations about us.
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Recently, especially on highways there have also been seen red and orange plastic barriers to be filled up with water to lend weight as they pave paths.
"It could also lend weight to the xenophobic arguments of right-wing populists." Europe will reassess how to handle waves of refugees, most from Syria, trying to reach Europe each day.
And, that although the authors, including Dr Abdulle, could not establish a causal effect, these results lend weight to the hypothesis that the obesity epidemic is likely to become a harbinger for chronic diseases in the future.
This is why we harness her profile to lend weight to our efforts to make ships safer.
He said they would soon announce a consensus candidate for the April 5 presidential elections or lend weight behind another trust-worthy candidate, who had the ability to put an end to the current problems.
Different theories exist as to how these massive stars form but the team's findings lend weight to the idea that the entire cloud core begins to collapse inwards, with material raining in towards the center to form one or more massive stars.
These obsessions also lend weight, however, to Bigas Luna's finest film achievement, his so-called Iberian Trilogy, produced by Andres Vicente Gomez: Jamon, Jamon (1992); Golden Balls (1993); and The Tit and the Moon (1994), a celebration of often earthy Spanish pleasures and a mix of old and new.
The latest revelations by former head of children's services Terry Earland to Exaro and the Sunday People lend weight to claims there was a cover-up at Richmond council, south-west London.
The star of the original series took to Twitter to lend weight to the rumours that the original cult movie is set for a modern day makeover.
Documents released on Monday and seen in advance by The Associated Press (AP) lend weight to the belief that suppression within the highest levels of the US government helped cover up Soviet guilt in the killing of some 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners in the Katyn forest and other locations in 1940.
Documents now released lend weight to the belief that suppression within the highest levels of the US government helped cover up Soviet guilt.
The opposition has been rallying sympathizers from the majority to lend weight to their position.
He also described the fight against terrorism as an international commitment, calling on all world countries to lend weight to the campaign.