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
  1. verb
    use as a quantifier
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    type of:
    define, determine, fix, limit, set, specify
    decide upon or fix definitely
  2. verb
    express as a number or measure or quantity
    “Can you quantify your results?”
    synonyms: measure
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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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