Synonyms for mete

Grammar : Verb
Spell : meet
Phonetic Transcription : mit

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Définition of mete

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.
  • verb administer, distribute
Example sentences :
  • Love is not mete out in strict proportion to the merits of those we love.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • With wrath and ire he rose to mete out justice to this highwayman.
  • Extract from : « Peggy Stewart at School » by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • Confucius said, Love is to mete out five things to all below heaven.
  • Extract from : « The Sayings Of Confucius » by Confucius
  • After wh he hath begon to speake, he is mete to be taught letters.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Children » by Desiderius Erasmus
  • But it seems to me that temporary reasons are not mete for the occasion.
  • Extract from : « The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 3, 1876-1885 » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Beware, then, of how you mete out justice to your fellowman.
  • Extract from : « Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love » by Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
  • The same measure that you mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
  • Extract from : « The Good News of God » by Charles Kingsley
  • Let us mete to him with the same measure he measured to them.
  • Extract from : « The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated » by Sir Walter Scott
  • The law should mete out to them the same rewards and punishments.
  • Extract from : « Samantha on the Woman Question » by Marietta Holley
  • Very literally the measure we mete to others is meted to us.
  • Extract from : « Ethics » by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts

Antonyms for mete

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