Synonyms of scale in English:



  • 1 reptiles have scales covering the skin
    technical lamella, lamina, squama, scute, scutum
  • 2 the disease causes scales on the skin
    flake; (scales)scurf, dandruff
    technical furfur
  • 3 how can I remove the scale from my tea kettle?
    buildup, deposit, incrustation
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  • 1 the Richter scale
    calibrated system, calibration, graduated system, system of measurement, measuring system
  • 2 we are at opposite ends of the social scale
    hierarchy, ladder, ranking, pecking order, order, spectrum, progression, succession, sequence, series
  • 3 the scale of the map is too small to show details
    ratio, proportion, relative size
  • 4 no one foresaw the scale of the disaster
    extent, size, scope, magnitude, dimensions, range, breadth, compass, degree, reach, spread, sweep
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  • 1 thieves scaled the fence
    climb, ascend, go up, clamber up, scramble up, mount, shinny (up)
    historical escalade
  • Phrases

    scale down

    manufacturing capacity has been scaled downreducecut downcut backcutmake cutbacks indecreaselessenlowertrimslim downprunecurtail

    scale up

    the departments intend to scale up their activitiesincreaseexpandaugmentbuild upadd tostep upboostescalate

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