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Synonyms for scale

Synonyms for scale

to remove the skin of

to move upward on or along

Synonyms for scale

relative magnitude

the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

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a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

measure by or as if by a scale

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pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard

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take by attacking with scaling ladders

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reach the highest point of

climb up by means of a ladder

remove the scales from

measure with or as if with scales

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size or measure according to a scale

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At 66 she's been planning for some time to scale back her operation.
And while women scale back consciously to spend more time with the children, men who see themselves as working in a job versus a career do so not because of family responsibilities or a particular life course stage but because of chance events and turning points in their working lives or in their wives' careers.
Welfare as an entitlement has been eliminated, and there is enormous pressure to scale back social security and other benefits.
While investors continue to plan to purchase stock funds, it's not surprising that they intend to scale back some after several months of very strong sales," said Michael Hines, senior vice president of marketing at Fidelity Investments.
Global Banking News-July 29, 2015--Barclays to scale back ABS business in London
Summary: The Chief Executive of BA says the airline will be forced to scale back flights at Heathrow if plans for a third runway are scrapped.
Plans by Wal-Mart to build a "supercenter" in Derry have been shelved, part of the retailer's decision to scale back expansion projects nationwide.
If the mine site ends up under Santa Clarita's jurisdiction, the city hopes to scale back the plan and regulate the mining operations.
Soaring fuel spurs businesses to scale back travel.
At the end of 2007, however, the federal government will likely scale back its exposure even further or get out of the terrorism insurance business altogether.
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The government has room to scale back individual rights during wartime without violating the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday' the newspaper reported.
When budgets ceased to expand and began to contract, the Program was not well grounded or well integrated enough to scale back in a logical way.
Boeing's 350 British suppliers are expected to be hard hit by the company's plans to scale back production and cut up to 48,000 jobs worldwide.
Congress asks Defense to scale back its procurement budget.