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measure (someone) against (someone else) (or something against something else)

to compare someone with someone else; to compare something with something else. Daniel measured his brother against the boy next door. We measured the new building against the older ones and found the new one lacking in many respects. I measured myself against Tom and found him superior in almost everything.
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Many physicians use antibiotic therapy after intraocular surgery as a preventative measure against serious postoperative infections, such as endophthalmitis, an infection of the tissues inside the eyeball.
Speaking in the name of the majority camp, Wahhab said that the Majority is not concerned in any Arab League measure against Syria or any measure attempting to drag Lebanon into a confrontation with it.
A Turkish official have opposed to Bulgaria's idea to rebuild the border fence between the two countries as a measure against the recent foot-and-mouth-disease outbreak in Bulgaria.
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FEI expressed concern that the core earnings measure developed by S&P oversimplifies the decisions that investors routinely make in analyzing reported earnings and valuing companies, and that its "one size fits all" approach will inherently bias the measure against certain types of industries and companies.
It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.