Synonyms of scale in English:



  • 1 all 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 scale is bad enough in kettles, but can have a disastrous effect on the insides of boilers
    limescale; deposit, encrustation, coating; Britishfur
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    Pronunciation: no͞os
    the mind or intellect

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  • 1 the Celsius scale of temperature
    calibrated system, calibration, graduated system, system of measurement, measuring system, register
  • 2 two men at opposite ends of the social scale
    hierarchy, ladder, ranking, pecking order, order, spectrum, progression, succession, sequence, series
  • 3 the number of points needed to represent the line will depend on the scale of the map
    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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  • thieves scaled an 8ft high fence
    climb, ascend, go up, go over, clamber up, shin (up), scramble up, mount; North Americanshinny (up)
    rare escalade
  • Phrases

    scale something down

    manufacturing capacity has been scaled downreducecut downcut backcutmake cutbacks indecreaselessenlowertrimslim downprunecurtail

    scale something up

    the departments intend to scale up their activitiesincreaseexpandaugmentbuild upadd tostep upboostescalate

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