One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Take action to achieve a particular purpose.‘they took measures to improve performance’
act, take action, take steps, take the initiative, move, make a move, react, do something, proceed, go aheadView synonyms
- ‘The Chilean Navy said the crew on the stranded vessel had taken measures to prevent the fuel leak from polluting the sea.’
- ‘They will then take measures to fix the problems.’
- ‘On its side the presidium of the congress decided to take measures.’
- ‘I am pleased the Government is taking measures to change the culture.’
- ‘Besides wearing a windbreaker, you can also take measures to protect your skin.’
- ‘First of all, the Government should take measures for controlling mosquitoes which spread the disease.’
- ‘In such circumstances Iraq has every right to take measures to defend itself.’
- ‘He will also be able for the first time to order them to take measures to improve their force's performance.’
- ‘They would restrict the ability of governments to regulate foreign investment or to take measures to develop local enterprises.’
- ‘No wonder the bosses have decided to take measures to cut down costs.’
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