Definition of take measures in English:

take measures


  • Take action to achieve a particular purpose.

    ‘they took measures to improve performance’
    • ‘I am pleased the Government is taking measures to change the culture.’
    • ‘In such circumstances Iraq has every right to take measures to defend itself.’
    • ‘On its side the presidium of the congress decided to take measures.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They will then take measures to fix the problems.’
    • ‘They would restrict the ability of governments to regulate foreign investment or to take measures to develop local enterprises.’
    • ‘He will also be able for the first time to order them to take measures to improve their force's performance.’
    • ‘No wonder the bosses have decided to take measures to cut down costs.’
    • ‘The Chilean Navy said the crew on the stranded vessel had taken measures to prevent the fuel leak from polluting the sea.’
    act, take action, take steps, take the initiative, move, make a move, react, do something, proceed, go ahead
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