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Proportionate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PROPORTIONATE, a. Adjusted to something else according to a certain rate or comparative relation; proportional.
The connection between the end and means is proportionate.
Punishment should be proportionate to the transgression.
PROPORTIONATE, v.t. To proportion; to make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate or to due comparative relation; as, to proportionate punishments to crimes. [This verb is less used than proportion.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: being in due proportion; "proportionate representation of a minority group" [ant: disproportional, disproportionate]
2: agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree
3: exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities [syn: harmonious, proportionate, symmetrical]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 14th century proportional 1 proportionately adverb II. transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1570 to make proportionate ; proportion

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. = PROPORTIONAL. Derivatives: proportionately adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Proportionate Pro*por"tion*ate, a. [L. proportionatus. See Proportion.] Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional. --Longfellow. What is proportionate to his transgression. --Locke.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 punishment to crimes.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Proportionate means the same as proportional. Republics will have voting rights proportionate to the size of their economies... ADJ: oft ADJ to n proportionately We have significantly increased the number of people in education but the size of the classes hasn't changed proportionately... ADV: ADV with v, ADV with cl/group

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. See proportional.

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