Synonyms for measure


1. measure, step, maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
usage: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
2. measure, quantity, amount, abstraction, abstract entity
usage: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
3. bill, measure, legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument
usage: a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"
4. measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration, activity
usage: the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
5. standard, criterion, measure, touchstone, system of measurement, metric
usage: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
6. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence, poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody
usage: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
7. measure, bar, musical notation
usage: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
8. measuring stick, measure, measuring rod, measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
usage: measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
9. measure, container
usage: a container of some standard capacity that is used to obtain fixed amounts of a substance


1. measure, mensurate, measure out, decide, make up one's mind, determine
usage: determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
2. quantify, measure, carry, convey, express
usage: express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
3. measure, be
usage: have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
4. measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value, evaluate, pass judgment, judge
usage: evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
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