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1. defensive

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛnsɪv'] intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack.

Synonyms

  • antisubmarine
  • protective
  • en garde
  • antitank
  • antiaircraft

Antonyms

  • offensive
  • permissive
  • tough
  • careless

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Rhymes with Defensive Measure

  • displeasure
  • treasure
  • pleasure
  • leisure
  • leasure

Sentences with defensive-measure


1. Noun Phrase
Allergy symptoms result when your body attacks the allergens as a defensive measure.

2. defensive

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛnsɪv'] attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing.

Synonyms

  • justificative
  • apologetic
  • excusatory

Antonyms

  • inculpatory
  • tolerance
  • reverence
  • respect

3. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of.

Synonyms

  • calliper
  • determine
  • triangulate
  • shoot
  • caliper
  • measure out
  • decide
  • make up one's mind
  • mensurate

Antonyms

  • overact
  • underact
  • tightness
  • immovability

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

4. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] express as a number or measure or quantity.

Synonyms

  • step
  • weigh
  • titrate
  • meter
  • express
  • clock
  • librate
  • fathom
  • pace
  • convey
  • plumb
  • sound
  • quantify
  • time
  • carry
  • gauge

Antonyms

  • insufficient
  • scarcity
  • abundant
  • impossibility

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

5. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] have certain dimensions.

Synonyms

  • weigh
  • be
  • stand
  • last
  • endure

Antonyms

  • negativeness
  • negativity
  • decrease
  • increase

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

6. measure

verb. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • censor
  • grade
  • praise
  • score
  • value
  • reevaluate
  • evaluate
  • mark
  • judge
  • reassess
  • appraise
  • assess
  • standardize
  • rate
  • valuate

Antonyms

  • immovableness
  • refrain
  • stay in place
  • loss

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

7. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal.

Synonyms

  • step
  • safeguard
  • tactical maneuver
  • maneuver
  • tactical manoeuvre
  • guard
  • porcupine provision
  • countermeasure
  • precaution
  • shark repellent

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

8. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify.

Synonyms

  • fundamental measure
  • nonstandard
  • unit of time
  • magnetization
  • proof
  • radical
  • economic value
  • quantum
  • octane rating
  • octane number
  • time interval
  • magnetisation
  • abstract entity
  • definite quantity
  • probability
  • quantity
  • chance
  • play
  • amount
  • fundamental quantity
  • metric
  • interval
  • standard
  • cordage
  • period of play
  • value
  • abstraction
  • system of measurement
  • point in time
  • indefinite quantity
  • playing period
  • relative quantity
  • time unit
  • volume

Antonyms

  • nonstandard
  • profound
  • inaudible
  • thin

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

9. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] a statute in draft before it becomes law.

Synonyms

  • official document
  • bottle bill
  • instrument
  • legal instrument
  • appropriation bill
  • bill of attainder
  • rider
  • farm bill
  • bill
  • trade bill

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)

10. measure

noun. ['ˈmɛʒɝ'] the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule.

Synonyms

  • plumbing
  • meter reading
  • sounding
  • radioactive dating
  • mensuration
  • angulation
  • spirometry
  • gravimetry
  • activity
  • micrometry
  • hypsometry
  • viscosimetry
  • dosimetry
  • hypsography
  • quantitative chemical analysis
  • measurement
  • photometry
  • telemetry
  • mental measurement
  • seismography
  • viscometry
  • pelvimetry
  • audiometry
  • measuring
  • densitometry
  • thermogravimetry
  • scaling
  • hydrometry
  • quantitative analysis
  • bathymetry
  • fetometry
  • calorimetry
  • reading
  • surveying
  • sampling
  • quantification
  • tonometry
  • anthropometry
  • actinometry
  • cephalometry
  • foetometry
  • anemometry
  • observation
  • arterial blood gases
  • anemography
  • algometry
  • thermometry

Antonyms

  • source
  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant

Etymology

  • mesure (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mesure (French)
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