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weigh up

Meaning: to consider the good and bad points before making a decision

Synonym: assess

For example:

  • weigh up sth They'll need to weigh up the pros and cons of each location before deciding where to build their factory.

  • weigh sth up The judge told the jury to weigh the evidence up carefully before reaching a verdict.

Quick Quiz:

Before deciding to get a puppy, you need to carefully weigh up
  1. the price you'll pay
  2. your other pets
  3. the benefits and drawbacks

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