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measure verb

1 find the size of sth

ADV. accurately, exactly, precisely | carefully | directly Any type of data that could not be directly measured was rejected. | easily | experimentally | up We need to measure the room up for a new carpet.

VERB + MEASURE be able to, can/cannot You can now measure its length more accurately. | be easy to, be possible to | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to

PREP. for She's being measured for her wedding outfit. | in Cloth is measured in metres.

2 judge the importance/value/effect of sth

ADV. easily The policy's impact cannot be easily measured. | effectively | objectively

VERB + MEASURE can/cannot | be easy to, be possible to | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to It is hard to measure the benefits to society of this scheme. | be used to the criteria that are used to measure performance

PREP. according to Is it really possible to measure the skills of such jobs according to objective standards? | against The school's performance is measured against a strict set of criteria. | by The policy's effectiveness cannot be measured by numbers alone. | in terms of Success cannot be measured merely in terms of the size of your salary.

PHRASES a method/way of measuring sth