commensurate

  • 1 Commensurate — Com*men su*rate, a. 1. Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities. [1913 Webster] 2. Equal in measure or extent; proportionate. [1913 Webster] Those who are persuaded that they shall… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Commensurate — Com*men su*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commensurated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commensurating}.] [Pref. com + mensurate.] 1. To reduce to a common measure. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. To proportionate; to adjust. T. Puller [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 commensurate — I adjective acceptable, accordant, adequate, agreeing, analagous, appropriate, coequal, coextensive, commeasurable, commensurable, comparable, concordant, congruent, congruous, consistent, corresponding, equal in extent, equal in measure, equal… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 commensurate — 1640s, from L.L. commensuratus, from L. com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + L.L. mensuratus, pp. of mensurare to measure, from mensura (see MEASURE (Cf. measure) (v.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 commensurate — commensurable, proportionate, *proportional Analogous words: corresponding or correspondent, according or accordant, squaring, conforming (see corresponding verbs at AGREE): balancing, counterbalancing, compensating, offsetting (see COMPENSATE)… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 commensurate — [adj] adequate, corresponding appropriate, coextensive, comparable, compatible, consistent, due, equal, equivalent, fit, fitting, in accord, proportionate, sufficient, symmetrical; concepts 563,566 Ant. inadequate, inappropriate, incommensurate,… …

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  • 7 commensurate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ corresponding in size or degree; in proportion. DERIVATIVES commensurately adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 commensurate — [kə men′shoor it, kə men′sərit] adj. [LL commensuratus < com , with + mensuratus, pp. of mensurare: see COMMENSURABLE] 1. equal in measure or size; coextensive 2. corresponding in extent or degree; proportionate 3. COMMENSURABLE (sense 1) SYN …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 commensurate — adj. commensurate to, with (a reward commensurate with the results achieved) * * * [kə menʃ(ə)rɪt] with (a reward commensurate with the results achieved) commensurate to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 commensurate — [[t]kəme̱nsərət[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ with/to n, ADJ n If the level of one thing is commensurate with another, the first level is in proportion to the second. [FORMAL] Employees are paid salaries commensurate with those of teachers... Managers saw …

    English dictionary

  • 11 commensurate — adjective Etymology: Late Latin commensuratus, from Latin com + Late Latin mensuratus, past participle of mensurare to measure, from Latin mensura measure more at measure Date: 1641 1. equal in measure or extent ; coextensive < lived a life… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 commensurate — com|men|su|rate [kəˈmenʃərıt] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: commensuratus, from Latin com ( COM ) + Late Latin mensuratus measured ] matching something in size, quality, or length of time commensurate with ▪ Salary will be… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 commensurate — adjective 1) they had privileges but commensurate duties Syn: equivalent, equal, corresponding, correspondent, comparable, proportionate, proportional 2) a salary commensurate with your qualifications Syn: appropriate to, in keeping with …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 commensurate — commensurately, adv. commensurateness, n. commensuration /keuh men seuh ray sheuhn, sheuh /, n. /keuh men seuhr it, sheuhr /, adj. 1. having the same measure; of equal extent or duration. 2. corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree: Your… …

    Universalium

  • 15 commensurate — adjective of a proportionate or similar measurable standard If it is essential in our interests to maintain a quasi permanent position of power on the Asian mainland as against the Chinese then we must be prepared to continue to pay the present… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 commensurate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. comparable, analogous (see similarity). II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. comparable, equivalent, proportionate, corresponding; see alike 2 , equal . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 commensurate — com|men|su|rate [ kə menʃərət ] adjective FORMAL intended to be suitable for the quality, status, or value of something or someone: a pay increase commensurate with job performance …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 commensurate — [kə mɛnʃ(ə)rət, sjə ] adjective corresponding in size or degree; in proportion: salary will be commensurate with experience. Derivatives commensurately adverb Origin C17: from late L. commensuratus, from com together + mensurat , mensurare to… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 commensurate — adjective formal matching something in size, quality, or length of time (+ with): a salary commensurate with your experience …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 commensurate — UK [kəˈmenʃərət] / US adjective formal intended to be suitable for the quality, status, or value of someone or something a pay increase commensurate with job performance …

    English dictionary