proportionate Definition

  • 1corresponding in size or amount to something else
  • 2having a size, number, or degree of something that is in proper relation to another thing

Using proportionate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "proportionate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The punishment should be proportionate to the crime.

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    The price increase was proportionate to the rise in demand.

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    The company's success was proportionate to the hard work of its employees.

proportionate Synonyms and Antonyms


Summary: proportionate in Brief

The term 'proportionate' [prəˈpɔːʃ(ə)nət] refers to something that corresponds in size or amount to something else. It implies that there is a proper relation between two things, such as the punishment being proportionate to the crime committed. Synonyms include 'commensurate,' 'proportional,' and 'appropriate.'

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