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proportionate

[adj. pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-; v. pruh-pawr-shuh-neyt, -pohr-] /adj. prəˈpɔr ʃə nɪt, -ˈpoʊr-; v. prəˈpɔr ʃəˌneɪt, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
verb (used with object), proportionated, proportionating.
2.
to make proportionate.
Origin of proportionate
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English proporcionate < Late Latin prōportiōnātus. See proportion, -ate1
Related forms
proportionately, adverb
proportionateness, noun
nonproportionate, adjective
nonproportionately, adverb
nonproportionateness, noun
unproportionate, adjective
unproportionately, adverb
Can be confused
proportional, proportionate.
Synonyms
1. according, accordant, consonant, harmonious, balanced.
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proportionate

adjective (prəˈpɔːʃənɪt)
1.
being in proper proportion
verb (prəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)
2.
(transitive) to make proportionate
Derived Forms
proportionately, adverb
proportionateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for proportionate
adj.

late 14c., "of proper proportion," from Medieval Latin proportionatus "proportioned," past participle of proportionare (see proportion (n.)). Related: Proportionately.

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