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

Definition of admeasure

transitive verb

: to determine the proper share of : apportion

First Known Use of admeasure

1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for admeasure

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"

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“Admeasure.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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