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  • 1 proportionate — [prə pôr′shə nit, prōpôr′shə nit; ] for v. [, prō pôr′shə nāt΄, prə pôr′shə nāt΄] adj. [ME proporcionate < LL proportionatus] in proper proportion; proportional vt. proportionated, proportionating to make proportionate; proportion… …

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  • 2 proportionate — adjective another word for proportional * * * proportionate UK US /prəˈpɔːʃənət/ adjective ► PROPORTIONAL(Cf. ↑proportional) …

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  • 3 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] …

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  • 4 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… …

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

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

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  • 7 proportionate — *proportional, commensurate, commensurable Analogous words: corresponding, correlative, *reciprocal Antonyms: disproportionate …

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  • 8 proportionate — / proportional [adj] balanced, corresponding commensurable, commensurate, comparable, comparative, compatible, consistent, contingent, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, dependent, equal, equitable, equivalent, even, in proportion, just,… …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 proportionate — adj. proportionate to * * * [prə pɔːʃ(ə)neɪt] proportionate to …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 proportionate — proportional, proportionate Both words mean ‘in due proportion, comparable’, and are used almost interchangeably, except in certain fixed expressions such as proportional parts and proportional representation. Otherwise, when proportional occurs… …

    Modern English usage

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

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  • 14 proportionate — proportionately, adv. proportionateness, n. adj. /preuh pawr sheuh nit, pohr /; v. /preuh pawr sheuh nayt , pohr /, adj., v., proportionated, proportionating. adj. 1. proportioned; being in due proportion; proportional. v.t. 2. to make… …

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  • 15 proportionate — 1. adjective a) In proportion; proportional; commensurable. b) harmonious and symmetrical. Ant: disproportionate 2 …

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  • 16 proportionate — adj. Proportionate is used with these nouns: ↑share …

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  • 17 proportionate stratified sampling — A probability sampling method in which different strata in a population are identified and in which the number of elements drawn from each stratum is proportionate to the relative number of elements in each stratum. Compare disproportionate… …

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  • 18 proportionate — [prəˈpɔːʃ(ə)nət] adj 1) not too big or too severe in relation to something else a punishment that is proportionate to the crime[/ex] 2) keeping the same relationship of size or amount to something else Syn: proportional proportionately adv …

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  • 19 proportionate — pro•por•tion•ate adj. [[t]prəˈpɔr ʃə nɪt, ˈpoʊr [/t]] v. [[t] ˌneɪt[/t]] adj. v. at•ed, at•ing 1) proportioned; being in due proportion; proportional 2) to make proportionate • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL pro•por′tion•ate•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 proportionate — adjective /prəˈpɔʃənət/ (say pruh pawshuhnuht) 1. proportioned; being in due proportion; proportional. –verb (t) /prəˈpɔʃəneɪt/ (say pruh pawshuhnayt) (proportionated, proportionating) 2. to make proportionate. –proportionately, adverb… …

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