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English definition of “measure”

measure

verb
 
 
/ˈmeʒər/
JUDGE [T] to judge the quality, effect, importance, or value of something: We will soon be able to measure the results of these policy changes. They measured the performance of three different engines.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
FIND SIZE [T] B2 to find the size, weight, amount, or speed of something: I've measured all the windows. The distances were measured in kilometres.Weighing and measuring
BE SIZE [I] B2 to be a certain size: a whale measuring around 60 feet in lengthWeighing and measuring
(Definition of measure verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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