Synonyms of scale in English:

scale1

noun

  • 1 reptiles have scales covering the skin
    plate
    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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    Synonyms of scale in English:

    scale2

    noun

  • 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
  • verb

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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 down
    reduce, cut down, cut back, cut, make cutbacks in, decrease, lessen, lower, trim, slim down, prune, curtail

    scale up

    the departments intend to scale up their activities
    increase, expand, augment, build up, add to;
    step up, boost, escalate

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