weigh pros and cons

weigh pros and cons
consider the positive and negative aspects

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • weigh pros and cons —    If you weigh the pros and cons, you consider the advantages and disadvantages, the arguments for or against something.     They weighed the pros and cons of the house before signing …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pros and cons — are arguments for or against a particular issue. Pros are arguments which aim to promote the issue, while cons suggest points against it. The term has been in use since the 16th century and is a shortening of a Latin phrase, pro et contra, which… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pros and cons — noun VERB + PROS AND CONS ▪ consider, discuss, weigh up ▪ Before making a decision, you need to weigh up the pros and cons of the situation. PREPOSITION ▪ pros and cons of …   Collocations dictionary

  • pros and cons — n. to weigh the pros and cons * * * to weigh the pros and cons …   Combinatory dictionary

  • weigh — S3 [weı] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be a particular weight)¦ 2¦(measure weight)¦ 3¦(consider/compare)¦ 4¦(influence)¦ 5 weigh your words 6 weigh anchor Phrasal verbs  weigh somebody<=>down  weigh in  weigh on somebody …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weigh up — 1. To force up (lit and figurative) 2. To consider carefully and assess the quality of (eg a person) (informal) • • • Main Entry: ↑weigh * * * ˌweigh ˈup [transitive] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • weigh — I. /weɪ / (say way) verb (t) 1. to ascertain the weight of by means of a balance, scale, or other mechanical device: to weigh gold; to weigh gases; to weigh oneself. 2. to hold up or balance, as in the hand, in order to estimate the weight. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • weigh — [[t]we͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ weighs, weighing, weighed 1) VERB: no cont If someone or something weighs a particular amount, this amount is how heavy they are. [V amount] It weighs nearly 27 kilos (about 65 pounds)... [V amount] This little ball of gold… …   English dictionary

  • weigh up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms weigh up : present tense I/you/we/they weigh up he/she/it weighs up present participle weighing up past tense weighed up past participle weighed up weigh up something to consider the good and bad aspects of… …   English dictionary

  • weigh — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. measure (weight); lift, heft; balance, scale, counterbalance; examine, ponder, consider, mull over, estimate; tell, count; weigh down, be heavy, drag, load, press; oppress, burden, depress;… …   English dictionary for students

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