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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While an overlay of consumption growth highlights a slow recovery scenario, based on splitting period returns and dissecting monthly market performance over the period of recovering spreads in the past, higher monthly gains, lends weight to additional period gains for market participants to leverage returns, on the bumpy road to macro recovery (influenced by policy, geopolitics).
In the opinion of Minister of Defence Luik, Germanys decision to join lends weight to the project.
A Silver medal winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), its herbal aromatics are enhanced by a little bit of oak influence, which lends weight to the wine.
Scientists say it lends weight to the theory that Lucy, and possibly some other early human ancestors, lived in trees before evolving to walk upright on the ground.
This factor in itself lends weight to the notion that type 2 diabetes can damage hearing, researchers said.
Scientists are excited by the discovery, which lends weight to the theory that comets "seed" planets with the raw ingredients of life.
Simply being a former prime minister lends weight to his words - and if he chooses those words as well as he did in Glasgow this week his reputation can only grow once more.
This is a horse built for fences, however, and the fact Mullins is having another crack lends weight to the theory that there is more to come.
If it was just another fictional fable, we'd say you couldn't make it up, but this is a real story, which lends weight to the whole thing.
You're confined to launching small spacecraft that operate by themselves." If the mission is successful it paves the way for a Chinese space station and lends weight to talk of putting a taikonaut on the Moon by 2020.
Liverpool-based doctor and TV presenter Andrew Curran lends weight to the debate today when he denounces people as selfish for making poor lifestyle choices.
The banking company had sought a further extension for answering charges by the SEC, and the move lends weight to the possibility that the company would be looking for a settlement with the SEC rather than contest the charges in court.
The research, in mice, lends weight to claims that mental states play an important role in cancer, say scientists.
With nurses overworked and understaffed, this study lends weight to the NSWNA's campaign for correct staffing levels and manageable workloads.
The evidence presented lends weight to the idea that home educated children are being increasingly "problematised" (Monk 2004).