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measure
British English: /ˈmɛʒə/
American English: /ˈmɛʒər/

Translation of measure in French:

noun

  • 2 (standard amount, container) a double measure of vodka
    une double mesure de vodka
    he gave me short measure, I got short measure
    il a triché sur la quantité
  • 3 (device for measuring)
    instrument (m) de mesure
  • 4 [figurative] (qualified amount, extent) some ou a certain measure of
    un/-e certain/-e
    a measure of respect/success/change
    un certain respect/succès/changement
    to receive only a small measure of support
    ne recevoir qu'un soutien limité
    a good ou wide measure of autonomy
    une grande autonomie
    in large measure she despised them and envied them in equal measure
    elle les méprisait autant qu'elle les enviait
    to distribute praise and blame in equal measure
    faire autant de compliments que de critiques
    in full measure
    (feel, possess, fulfil, contribute)
    pleinement
    (repay)
    entièrement
    (suffer)
    profondément
  • 5 (way of estimating, indication) (of price rises)
    (of success, anger, frustration etc) mesure (f)
    indication (f)
    (of efficiency, performance) critère (m)
    to be the measure of
    donner la mesure de
    to give some measure of
    donner une idée de (delight, failure, talent, arrogance etc)
    to use something as a measure of
    utiliser quelque chose pour mesurer (effects, impact, success)
    this is a measure of how dangerous it is
    ceci montre à quel point c'est dangereux
    this is a measure of how seriously they are taking the situation
    ceci montre à quel point ils prennent la situation au sérieux
    that is a measure of how well the company is run
    cela mesure la qualité de la gestion de la société
  • 6 (assessment) beyond measure
    (change, increase)
    énormément
    (anxious, beautiful, difficult)
    extrêmement
    it has improved beyond measure
    il y a eu d'énormes progrès
    to take the measure of somebody
    jauger quelqu'un
    I have the measure of them
    je sais ce qu'ils valent

transitive verb

  • 1 (by standard system)
    (person, instrument)
    mesurer (length, rate, depth, person, waist)
    to measure something in
    mesurer quelque chose en (metres, inches)
    to get oneself measured for
    faire prendre ses mesures pour
    over a measured kilometre (Sport)
    sur un kilomètre (délimité par des balises)
    to measure something into
    mesurer quelque chose dans (container)
  • 2 (have a measurement of) to measure four by five metres
    mesurer quatre mètres sur cinq
    a tremor measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale
    une secousse de 5,2 sur l'échelle de Richter
  • 3 (assess)
    mesurer (performance, ability, success, popularity)
    they measure their progress by the number of
    ils mesurent leur progrès au nombre de
  • 4 (compare)to measure something against
    comparer quelque chose à (achievement, standard, effort)

intransitive verb

reflexive verb

  • to measure oneself against somebody
    se mesurer à quelqu'un

Idioms

for good measure

to do things by half-measures

there can be no half-measures

il ne saurait être question de demi-mesures

Phrasal verbs

measure off

measure off [something]
mesurer (fabric, ribbon etc)

measure out

measure out [something]
mesurer (land, flour, liquid)
doser (medicine)
compter (drops)

measure up

1 measure up to measure up against somebody
être l'égal de quelqu'un
to measure up to
être à la hauteur de (expectations)
soutenir la comparaison avec (achievement)
2 measure up [something]
mesurer (room etc)

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