- corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree: Your paycheck should be commensurate with the amount of time worked.
- proportionate; adequate: a solution commensurate to the seriousness of the problem.
- having the same measure; of equal extent or duration.
- having a common measure or divisor; commensurable.
Origin of commensurate
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Examples from the Web for commensurate
Nevertheless, commensurate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions have not been made.30 Years to Catastrophe—Bill McKibben’s Mission to Save Us
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The effort invested in “getting it right” should be commensurate with the importance of the decision.Daniel Kahneman Talks Intuition and Optimism With Sam Harris
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His death is not commensurate with the tonnage of human suffering he caused.The Relief of 9/11 Heroes
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It is commensurate with the degree in which they themselves appear not in their work.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
No gratitude could be commensurate with the benefit I conferred upon you.St. Martin's Summer
"My fee shall be commensurate with my inexperience," I smiled.The Pirate of Panama
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Whether the results were commensurate with our efforts I cannot say.The Promised Land
Love, which is commensurate with life, has innumerable phases.What Is and What Might Be
- having the same extent or duration
- corresponding in degree, amount, or size; proportionate
- able to be measured by a common standard; commensurable
C17: from Late Latin commēnsūrātus, from Latin com- same + mēnsurāre to measure
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Word Origin and History for commensurate
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