- to make proportionate.
Origin of proportionate
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Examples from the Web for proportionately
And the middle class is proportionately smaller and has shrunk more than elsewhere.As California Collapses, Obama Follows Its Lead
April 27, 2012
Perhaps worst of all—Muslim Europeans, proportionately speaking, take religion seriously.How Will Europe's Muslims React?
December 6, 2009
We had plenty of white problems, but proportionately we had more disciplinary problems with blacks.'Go Round the Back'
October 20, 2008
His tall figure was proportionately broad, and he was heavily fleshed.Within the Law
The attack was repelled, but the French losses were proportionately great.
It was his own invention, and he was proportionately proud of it.The Golden Age
The mortality of unmarried mothers is proportionately great.Women's Wild Oats
C. Gasquoine Hartley
He was proportionately disappointed by her unexpected displeasure.Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)
F. Marion Crawford
- being in proper proportion
- (tr) to make proportionate
Word Origin and History for proportionately
late 14c., "of proper proportion," from Medieval Latin proportionatus "proportioned," past participle of proportionare (see proportion (n.)). Related: Proportionately.