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 words:
proportionately ADV ADV with v, ADV with cl/group

We have significantly increased the number of people in education but the size of the classes hasn't changed proportionately...

Proportionately more Americans get married nowadays than ever before.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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… …   English World dictionary

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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • proportionate — *proportional, commensurate, commensurable Analogous words: corresponding, correlative, *reciprocal Antonyms: disproportionate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

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

  • 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

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