Synonyms of measure in English:

measure


See definition of measure

verb

1‘they measured the length and width of the room’

SYNONYMS
take the measurements of, calculate, compute, estimate, count, meter, quantify, weigh, size, evaluate, rate, assess, appraise, gauge, plumb, measure out, determine, judge, survey
ANTONYMS

guess, estimate

2‘I had better measure my words’

SYNONYMS
choose carefully, select with care, consider, think carefully about, plan, calculate

3‘she did not need to measure herself against some ideal’

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compare with, contrast with, put into competition with
pit, set, match, test, judge

noun

1‘cost-cutting measures’

SYNONYMS
action, act, course, course of action, deed, proceeding, procedure, step, means, expedient
manoeuvre, initiative, programme, operation, control, legal action

2‘the Senate passed the measure’

SYNONYMS
statute, act, bill, law, legislation

3‘the original dimensions were in imperial measure, 15 inches on each side’

SYNONYMS
system, standard, units, scale

4‘use a measure to check the size’

SYNONYMS
ruler, tape measure, rule, gauge, meter, scale, level, yardstick

5‘a measure of egg white’

SYNONYMS
portion, quantity, amount, quota, ration, allowance, allocation

6‘the states retain a measure of independence’

SYNONYMS
certain amount, amount, degree, quantity

7‘sales are the measure of the company's success’

SYNONYMS
yardstick, test, standard, norm, barometer, touchstone, litmus test, criterion, benchmark

8‘poetic measure’

SYNONYMS
metre, cadence, rhythm, foot

9‘now tread we a measure’

SYNONYMS
dance, step, caper, hop

Phrases

    measure up to

    ‘we didn't measure up to the standards they set’


    SYNONYMS
    achieve, meet, come up to, equal, be equal to, match, rival, vie with, bear comparison with, be on a level with, serve, satisfy, fulfil, comply with
    ANTONYMS

    fall short of

    measure something out

    ‘measure out and mix the ingredients’


    SYNONYMS
    pour out, dole out, deal out
    dispense, administer, issue
    for good measure

    ‘she added a couple of chilli peppers for good measure’


    SYNONYMS
    as a bonus, as an extra, into the bargain, to boot, in addition, besides, as well
    measure up

    ‘he was sacked because he didn't measure up’


    SYNONYMS
    come up to standard, achieve the required standard, fulfil expectations, fill the bill, fit the bill, pass muster, do well
    be capable, be acceptable, be satisfactory, be adequate, be suitable
    informal come up to scratch, make the grade, cut the mustard, be up to snuff
    ANTONYMS

    fall short

    beyond measure

    ‘it irritates him beyond measure that she is nearly always right’


    SYNONYMS
    immensely, extremely, vastly, greatly, excessively, immeasurably, incalculably, infinitely, limitlessly, boundlessly, inexhaustibly
    have the measure of

    ‘she wants to get the measure of Kate before they meet at the Olympics’


    SYNONYMS
    evaluate, assess, gauge, judge, weigh up
    understand, fathom, read, be wise to, not be deceived by, see through
    informal have someone's number, not fall for, know someone's game, know someone's little game
    measure something up

    1‘I must measure up the windows for some new curtains’


    SYNONYMS
    survey, quantify, take the measurements of, weigh, appraise, determine
    estimate, count, meter

    2‘the two men shook hands and silently measured each other up’


    SYNONYMS
    evaluate, rate, assess, appraise, judge, adjudge, weigh up, size up, survey
    measure something off

    ‘the assistant measured off the required length’


    SYNONYMS
    mark off, mark the boundaries of, mark the limits of, measure out, demarcate, delimit, delineate, outline, describe, define, stake out
    take measures

    ‘they took measures to improve performance’


    SYNONYMS
    act, take action, take steps, take measures, take the initiative, move, make a move, react, do something, proceed, go ahead