Italian edit

Etymology edit

From so- +‎ pesare (to weigh).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /sop.peˈ, (traditional) /sop.peˈ[1]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: sop‧pe‧sà‧re

Verb edit

soppesàre (first-person singular present soppéso, first-person singular past historic soppesài, past participle soppesàto, auxiliary avére) (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.”)

Conjugation edit

References edit

  1. ^ soppeso in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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