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[ meet ]SEE DEFINITION OF mete

Synonyms for mete

  • deal
  • divide
  • dole
  • give
  • lot
  • measure
  • parcel
  • portion
  • ration
  • share
  • admeasure
  • allocate
  • allot
  • allow
  • apportion
  • assign
  • dispense
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Antonyms for mete

  • collect
  • combine
  • gather
  • hold
  • join
  • keep
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR METE

Love is not mete out in strict proportion to the merits of those we love.

With wrath and ire he rose to mete out justice to this highwayman.

Confucius said, Love is to mete out five things to all below heaven.

After wh he hath begon to speake, he is mete to be taught letters.

But it seems to me that temporary reasons are not mete for the occasion.

Beware, then, of how you mete out justice to your fellowman.

The same measure that you mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.

Let us mete to him with the same measure he measured to them.

The law should mete out to them the same rewards and punishments.

Very literally the measure we mete to others is meted to us.

WORD ORIGIN

"to allot," Old English metan "to measure, mete out; compare, estimate" (class V strong verb; past tense mæt, past participle meten), from Proto-Germanic *metanan (cf. Old Saxon metan, Old Frisian, Old Norse meta, Dutch meten, Old High German mezzan, German messen, Gothic mitan "to measure"), from PIE *med- "to take appropriate measures" (see medical). Used now only with out. Related: Meted; meting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR METE

admeasure

verballot
  • allocate
  • apportion
  • distribute
  • divide
  • divvy
  • divvy up
  • lot
  • measure out
  • mete
  • ration
  • share

allocated

verbassign; divide among
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