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so- +‎ pesare (to weigh)


soppesare (transitive)

  1. to weigh in one's hands
  2. to weigh up
    Synonyms: valutare, ponderare
    • 2020, Barack Obama, chapter 27, in Chicca Galli; Paolo Lucca; Giuseppe Maugeri, transl., Una terra promessa [A Promised Land], Garzanti Libri:
      Sapevo che non avrei potuto trovare un metodo migliore per valutarle né avrei potuto circondarmi di persone migliori che mi aiutassero a soppesarle.
      I knew that I could not have come up with a better process to evaluate those odds or surrounded myself with a better mix of people to help me weigh them.
      (literally, “I knew that I could not have found a better method to evaluate them nor could I have surrounded myself with better people who could help me weigh them up.”)