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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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Both of these pocket tape measures had a plastic case and a cloth blade marked down to the 1/8 inch.
This approach is based on the assumption that if you give an outcome measure to groups of individuals that you know differ on the phenomenon you are measuring, the scores of the groups should differ if the outcome measure accurately measures what it is intended to measure.
During much of the post-war era the concern was that as the swamp of tariff measures was drained, the effects of NTMs, some of which impede or discourage international commerce, would become apparent.
Successful operation of the BSC, however, requires careful implementation and ongoing management because of its many measures and assumed strategic linkages.
The second level measures learning that has taken place based on the inputs gained during the training programme.
The easy explanation for such broad support is that most voters knew they would not be directly affected by the tax increases resulting from the measures. Only 2.1 percent of tax filers in Lane County are affected by Measure 66, and Measure 67 falls most heavily on large businesses located in the Portland area or out of state.
Physicians could report on all measures in a measures group for 15 consecutive patients with the relevant condition or 80% of eligible patients.
Since then, hundreds of RPAs have been used throughout the world to measure processability.
Core inflation measures attempt to abstract from temporary shocks and measure the component of inflation that is likely to be sustained over time.
Earlier studies which found evidence of the existence of the noctcaelador construct (Kelly, 2003; Kelly & Kelly, 2003) used measures other than the NI which examined different aspects of night-sky watching.
It mounts right on the production line and measures the color of every molded part or length of extruded product so that color shills are noticed immediately.
To measure and maximize their value, firms must be able to measure and manage their total risk, which includes risks pertaining to underwriting, reserves, bonds, stocks and receivables, all measured so that they can be compared and combined.
According to Hofer and Pintrich (1997), the existing measures of epistemological beliefs do not explain how these beliefs actually influence student learning.