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 would also take the UK a step closer to a rise in interest rates, a factor which has lent weight to the recent climb in the value of the pound.
1 ( ANI ): A new study has lent weight to the idea that the oceans are taking up some of the excess heat.
Iran is facing a new wave of punitive measures after a UN nuclear watchdog report this month lent weight to suspicions that Iran has been developing a capability to make atomic bombs.
Other major banking stocks lent weight to the benchmark index on the brighter US news.
Major banking stocks lent weight to the index on the brighter US news.
On the field, there was little to enthuse a capacity crowd other than the forceful play of Liverpool's own influential skipper Steven Gerrard ( and the end product lent weight to the growing argument that the Premiership is becoming boring.
On the field, there was little to enthuse a capacity crowd other than the forceful play of Liverpool's own influential skipper Steven Gerrard - and the end product lent weight to the growing argument that the Premiership is becoming boring.
A Chinese medical paradigm based on "humors" inherent in the concept of tonic food, combined with the well-understood cultural symbolism of distinction and prestige associated with conspicuous consumption, has lent weight to the demand for rare and exotic animals perceived to be "pure," "safe," and "virile." Since this rising demand is not likely to be suppressible, regulated production of these animals is needed to make them safe.
The report also lent weight to City expectations of more interest rate increases in the next year.
New Labour Party chairman Ian McCartney lent weight to the claims by describing them as "extremely serious".
Psychologists at the University of Warwick said the study, which involved a coach-load of revellers being instructed to find a partner at a London nightspot, had lent weight to the adage that men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.
Tony Blair lent weight to the expectation of a cut by repeating his belief that interest rates had peaked.
Meanwhile record oil prices approaching nearly EUR92 a barrel also lent weight to oil majors amid fears over supply and fresh Middle East tensions.
Oil stocks lent weight to the rise, with heavyweights BP and Shell rebounding from recent falls.
The team chief's hasty criticisms - unlike his reaction when team-mate Mika Hakkinen stalled in Brazil - only lent weight to the belief that the Finn is the favoured son.