gauge - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlegauging
past tensegauged
past participlegauged
  1. 1
    to make a judgment or guess about a situation, action, or person based on the information that you have

    I failed to gauge the strength of her dislike.

    Gauging by the polls, it’s not likely he’ll win the election.

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  2. 2
    to measure the amount of something, or its strength or speed, using a piece of equipment or a particular method