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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"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.
"There is a lot at stake and I know that industry leaders will lend weight to the work that I have asked Andy to do."
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.
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.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold CEO Richard Adkerson traveled from the company's headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, to Indonesia to provide support for the workers' families and to lend weight to the company's investigative efforts.
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.
The figures will lend weight to the argument that the regional development agency should not have been ordered to suspend all spending on the successful Passionate People, Passionate Places marketing campaign.
These figures lend weight to findings soon to be announced in the forthcoming reports of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which urge governments and development agencies to make broadband a top development priority.
They also lend weight to the supposedly mythical tales of lost cities in the Amazon jungle, from El Dorado to Percy Fawcett's City of Z.