admeasure

verb

ad·​mea·​sure ad-ˈme-zhər How to pronounce admeasure (audio)
-ˈmā-
admeasured; admeasuring

transitive verb

: to determine the proper share of : apportion

Word History

Etymology

alteration (with initial a- conformed to Latin ad- ad-) of Middle English amesuren "to keep within measure, take the measure of," borrowed from Anglo-French amesurer, admesurer, from a- (going back to Latin ad-) + mesurer "to measure entry 2"

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of admeasure was in 1534

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“Admeasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/admeasure. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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