Definitions for: Proportionate


[adj] agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree; "the figures are large but the corresponding totals next year will be larger"
[adj] being in due proportion
[adj] exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: balanced, commensurate, corresponding, harmonious, in proportion to, per capita, proportionable, proportional, relative, symmetrical

Antonyms: disproportional, disproportionate

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