balance,compare with,evaluate,juxtapose with,place side by side (with),contrast with
oppress,lie heavy on,press down on,burden,be a burden on/to,weigh down,cast down,hang over,gnaw at,prey on,prey on someone's mind,trouble,worry,beset,bother,disturb,upset,get someone down,depress,distress,grieve,haunt,nag,torment,afflict,perturb,plague,obsess,take over,take control of
measure the weight of,measure how heavy someone/something is,put someone/something on the scales
influence,have influence with,be influential to,carry weight with,count with,tell with,matter to,be important to,be significant to,mean something to,make an impression on,get to,register with
consider,contemplate,think about,give thought to,entertain the idea of,deliberate about,turn over in one's mind,mull over,chew over,reflect on,ruminate about,muse on,assess,appraise,analyze,investigate,inquire into,look into,make inquiries into,examine,scrutinize,research,review,explore,probe,study,survey,inspect,take stock of,think on
tip/turn the scales at,come toweigh
find out how heavy (someone or something) is typically using scales.
the vendor weighed the vegetables
assess the nature or importance of especially with a view to a decision or action.
the consequences of the move would need to be very carefully weighed