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Synonyms for measure

choose carefully


for good measure

get or take the measure of something or someone

have the measure of someone


measure something up


measure up


  • come up to standard
  • be fit
  • be adequate
  • be capable
  • be suitable
  • make the grade
  • be suited
  • be satisfactory
  • come up to scratch
  • cut the mustard
  • fulfil the expectations
  • fit or fill the bill

measure up to something or someone


Synonyms for measure

the amount of space occupied by something

relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute

a means by which individuals are compared and judged

the act or process of ascertaining dimensions, quantity, or capacity

avoidance of extremes of opinion, feeling, or personal conduct

an action calculated to achieve an end

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

the patterned, recurring alternation of contrasting elements, such as stressed and unstressed notes in music

to ascertain the dimensions, quantity, or capacity of


measure out: to set aside or distribute as a share

measure up: to be equal or alike

Synonyms for measure

musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats


Related Words

measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals

a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance

determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

express as a number or measure or quantity

have certain dimensions

evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

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During October and May at least a decade of the rosary was thrown in for good measure.
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Martha Clarke's spectacular and often deeply disturbing visualization of the Hieronymus Bosch painting moves, like the panels of the triptych, through creation and the garden of Eden to Hell--throwing in the seven deadly sins for good measure.
Add in the ability to enjoy a fine single malt whiskey and a Dominican cigar for good measure.
And just for good measure, from now on, high-school Spanish will be taught in English.
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For good measure, RSH also reaffirmed its full-year earnings-per-share estimate of $1.
Tim Salmon, who received an honorary doctorate degree in absentia following Saturday's game, played in the outfield for the first time in nearly two years and hit a home run for good measure in the Angels' 3-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
This is the voice of the Indonesian skate scene with some surfing thrown in for good measure.