UK [prəˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)nət] / US [prəˈpɔrʃ(ə)nət] adjective
1) correct or suitable in size, amount, or degree when considered in relation to something else
2) keeping the same relationship of size or amount to something else

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  • Proportionate — Pro*por tion*ate, a. [L. proportionatus. See {Proportion}.] Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] What is proportionate to his transgression. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proportionate — Pro*por tion*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proportionated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proportionating}.] [Cf. {Proportion}, v.] To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to proportionate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proportionate — I adjective agreeing, analogous, balanced, commeasurable, commensurate, comparable, comparative, compatible, consistent, correlative, corresponding, distributional, equivalent, even, harmonious, proportionable, proportional, relative, scaled,… …   Law dictionary

  • proportionate — late 14c., from L.L. proportionatus, from proportionare (see PROPORTION (Cf. proportion)). Related: Proportionately …   Etymology dictionary

  • proportionate — *proportional, commensurate, commensurable Analogous words: corresponding, correlative, *reciprocal Antonyms: disproportionate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • proportionate — [[t]prəpɔ͟ː(r)ʃənət[/t]] ADJ: oft ADJ to n Proportionate means the same as proportional. Republics will have voting rights proportionate to the size of their economies... The extra field cultivated meant a proportionate increase in work. Derived… …   English dictionary

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  • proportionate — adjective something that is proportionate to something else stays in a correct or suitable relationship to the other thing in size, amount, importance etc: The decline in production was offset by a proportionate increase in federal aid. opposite… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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