quantify

When you quantify something, you're putting it in numbers. If you're asked to quantify the fingers on your hand, you better say five.

If you like math, this word is for you: quantifying is counting or expressing something in numbers. Oddly enough quantify often comes into play when people are trying to count things that can't really be counted. When a doctor asks you to rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10, he's asking you to quantify for your pain. Michael Jordan won 6 NBA championships, but you can't quantify what made him great: his drive and determination.

Definitions of quantify
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v use as a quantifier

Type of:
define, determine, fix, limit, set, specify
decide upon or fix definitely

v express as a number or measure or quantity

“Can you quantify your results?”
Synonyms:
measure
Types:
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gauge
measure precisely and against a standard
scale
measure with or as if with scales
meter
measure with a meter
pace, step
measure (distances) by pacing
clock, time
measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
fathom, sound
measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
titrate
measure by (the volume or concentration of solutions) by titration
plumb
measure the depth of something
librate, weigh
determine the weight of
mistime
time incorrectly
heft
test the weight of something by lifting it
Type of:
carry, convey, express
serve as a means for expressing something

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