Translation of weigh in Spanish:

weigh

pesar, v.

Pronunciation /weɪ//weɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (food/person/load) pesar
    to weigh oneself pesarse
    • He said he used the scales to weigh drugs before buying them.
    • We weighed our athletes with accurate scales before a training session, and then again on completion of the session.
    • Michael, who was so large his GP's scales could not weigh him, has lost almost 20 inches from his waist - and he's still shrinking.
    • Weighing the infant can be accurate if an electronic scale is used.
    • Scales to weigh the bags were part of the mills' equipment.
    • The jury should infer that the applicant had used the scales in order to weigh the drugs before supplying them.
    • I shall in future weigh, not guess, quantities of rice and pasta.
    • We finally find a larger scale to weigh the crop.
    • We have a scale and offer to weigh members if they choose.
    • The Australian gold rush of the 1850s generated a huge demand for accurate scales to weigh precious metals and guns to protect the gold bullion.
    • The buckets were then weighed and the heaviest amount won.
    • A blonde goes into a pharmacy and asks to use the baby scale to weigh the child she has in her arms.
    • The smith weighs each coin on a little scale.
    • Stallholders weigh produce on scales strung from a notched rod, balanced on one finger.
    • Many industries developed their own very specific scales designed to weigh particular items.
  • 2

    (consider)
    (arguments/evidence/factors) sopesar
    to weigh sth against sth comparar algo con algo
    • Even in instances in which the likelihood of harm appears low, the costs, demands, risks, and benefits must be carefully weighed.
    • The totality of the evidence needs to be weighed and assessed.
    • On sensitive subjects my words have to be weighed carefully.
    • The positive and negative aspects need to be weighed and then a decision is to be taken.
    • Professional opportunities and options are to be weighed and considered before a clear decision can be taken.
    • Proposed reforms, therefore, ought to be weighed carefully as to whether they are necessary and whether they are worth the costs.
    • How is the court to weigh and balance all these claims?
    • But this long-term view has to be weighed against all the work that needs to be undertaken now.
    • Risks and benefits associated with the use of aspirin have to be weighed carefully in any recommendations made by health care professionals.
    • Every act must be carefully weighed before a decision is made to see whether it meets the strict ethical criteria.
    • Each issue, whether it involved an individual or an entire community, was weighed carefully.
    • Their points of view have been listened to carefully, balanced, and weighed.
    • He is a reserved man who prefers action to words, weighs those he uses carefully, and is not given to shows of emotion.
    • There is something quiet and assured about her, and when she talks it seems as if she is carefully weighing each of her words before letting them go.
    • In each case trial judges must weigh and balance a catalogue of relevant factors.
    • Nonetheless, he stressed that the matter would have to be carefully weighed by the government before any final decision could be made.
    • The selection of a particular value for a benefit-cost or net benefit analysis must be carefully weighed against the objectives of the analysis.
    • There was nothing impulsive about her; she weighed everything, from decisions to her own feelings.
    • These several costs must be weighed carefully.
  • 3

    Nautical
    to weigh anchor levar anclas

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (measure in weight)
    (person/food/load) pesar
    how much / what do you weigh? ¿cuánto pesas?
    • Luke is born prematurely weighing only one pound and four ounces.
    • A slight boy, standing 5 feet 5 inches and weighing a mere 115 pounds, Weider became easy prey for local thugs.
    • I was never a ‘fat’ kid, but I remember weighing a good 10 pounds more than my classmates did.
    • The real beauty of this rifle is that it weighs a mere 3.9 pounds!
    • Olivia was born weighing a healthy 5lb 12 oz.
    • We were about to enter our sophomore year, and he still weighed the 100 pounds he always had.
    • I lost 70 pounds over the next two years, and I now weigh a healthy 125 pounds.
    • The baby born in 1988 weighed only one pound and four ounces.
    • She weighs a few pounds less than she did in '61, and is, if anything, even stronger and more trim.
    • They are heavy weapons made of steel and weigh a lot.
    • Maybe I can weigh another 13 pounds less by this coming July.
    • The calf weighed a healthy 30 pounds and was 3 feet long.
    • The book weighs almost ten pounds.
    • He lifted me as easily as if I weighed nothing.
  • 2

    (count)
    your inexperience will weigh against you tu falta de experiencia será un factor en tu contra
    • my views don't weigh much with him para él mis opiniones no cuentan mucho
    • this weighed heavily in her favor esto la favoreció enormemente