Synonyms of measure
1 monitorDictionary • I continued to measure his progress against the chart.
monitor • Officials had not been allowed to monitor the voting.
check • Check the accuracy of every detail in your CV.
keep track of
2 quantifyDictionary • Measure the length and width of the gap.
rate • The film was rated excellent by 90 per cent of children.
judge • It is important to judge the weight of your washing load.
value • I have had my jewellery valued for insurance purposes.
estimate • His personal riches were estimated at over £8 million.
survey • Geological experts were commissioned to survey the land.
assess • The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
calculate • From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
evaluate • Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
compute • I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
gauge • He gauged the wind at over thirty knots.
appraise • Many companies were prompted to appraise their recruitment policies.
calibrate • We need to calibrate the sextants on the tankers for navigation.
1 quantityDictionary • The colonies were claiming a larger measure of self-government.
quantity • the sheer quantity of data can cause problems.
share • I have had more than my share of adventures.
amount • I still do a certain amount of work for them.
reach • The clothes they model are in easy reach of every woman.
range • The trees on the mountain within my range of vision had all been felled.
size • books of various sizes
capacity • an aircraft with a bomb-carrying capacity of 454 kg
extent • The full extent of the losses was revealed yesterday.
proportion • A proportion of the rent is met by the city council.
allowance • He lives on an allowance of £70 a week.
portion • his portion of the inheritance
scope • the scope of a novel
quota • The quota of four tickets per person had been reduced to two.
ration • The meat ration was down to one pound per person per week.
magnitude • a quake with a magnitude exceeding 5
allotment • His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
amplitude • a man of great amplitude
2 standardDictionary • The local elections were seen as a measure of the government's success.
standard • systems that were by later standards absurdly primitive
example • This piece is a perfect example of symphonic construction.
model • the Chinese model of economic reform
test • The test of any society is how it treats its minorities.
criterion • Exam results shouldn't be the only criterion for your choice of school.
norm • Their actions departed from what she called the commonly accepted norms of behaviour.
benchmark • The truck industry is a benchmark for the economy.
yardstick • an exceptional vintage by any yardstick
touchstone • Job security has become the touchstone of a good job.
3 actionDictionary • He said stern measures would be taken against the rioters.
action • The government is taking emergency action to deal with the crisis.
act • My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
step • He greeted the agreement as the first step towards peace.
procedure • He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
proceeding • The whole proceeding went very smoothly.
initiative • There's talk of a new peace initiative.
manoeuvre • manoeuvres to block the electoral process
deed • His heroic deeds were celebrated in every corner of the country.
expedient • I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
4 gaugeDictionary • a tape measure
gauge • The index is the government's chief gauge of future economic activity.
scale • I step on the scales practically every morning.
ruler • taking measurements with a ruler
5 lawDictionary • They passed a measure that would give small businesses more benefits.
law • The law was passed on a second vote.
act • an Act of Parliament
bill • The bill was opposed by a large majority.
legislation • legislation to protect women's rights
statute • a new statute to take in both pay and discrimination laws
enactment • enactments which empowered the court to require security to be given
6 limitDictionary • She irritated him beyond measure.
limit • He outlined the limits of British power.
control • There are to be tighter controls on land speculation.
limitation • There is to be no limitation on the number of opposition parties.
restraint • A Bill of Rights would act as a restraint on judicial power.
moderation • He called on all parties to show moderation.
IDIOMS:▷ beyond measure
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ measure someone up
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actAn act is a single thing that someone does.
• My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
actAn Act is a law passed by the government.
• an Act of Parliament
actionAction is doing something for a particular purpose.
• The government is taking emergency action to deal with the crisis.
Thesaurus for measure from the Collins English Thesaurus
the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something, as determined by measurement or calculation
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