Synonyms of 'get or take the measure of something or someone'
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assessDictionary, read, judge
The government had failed to get the measure of the crisis.
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When you assess a person, thing, or situation, you consider them in order to make a judgment about them.
The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
If you evaluate something or someone, you consider them in order to make a judgment about them, for example about how good or bad they are.
Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
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