Definition of Proportionate

1. Adjective. Being in due proportion. "Proportionate representation of a minority group"




2. Adjective. Agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree.
Similar to: Commensurate
Derivative terms: Proportionateness

3. Adjective. Exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities.
Exact synonyms: Harmonious, Symmetrical
Similar to: Balanced
Derivative terms: Harmoniousness, Harmony, Proportionateness

Definition of Proportionate

1. a. Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional.

2. v. t. To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to proportionate punishment to crimes.

Definition of Proportionate

1. Adjective. In proportion; proportional; commensurable. ¹

2. Adjective. Harmonious and symmetrical. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make proportionate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proportionate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Literary usage of Proportionate

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries by Frank Emerson Clark (1922)
"proportionate measurement more reliable than adjustment of chain.—The old practice required the surveyor to adjust his chain to suit the former measure, ..."

2. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"The unequal and proportionate advantages for each in his private expenses, ... Each person's quota of expense according to his equal and proportionate share ..."

3. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"The unequal and proportionate advantages for each in his private expenses, ... Each person's quota of expense according to his equal and proportionate share ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... must be computed and the proportionate amount assigned to the period under consideration and recorded on the books in order to show the true condition. ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"... appears of an appreciable diameter, and the effect on the retina of such small points of light is simply proportionate to the amount of light received, ..."

6. Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall (1890)
"... as tending to make Time-earnings in occupations of equal difficulty and in neighbouring places (not equal, but) proportionate to the efficiency of the ..."

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