Dictionary.com

commensurate

[ kuh-men-ser-it, -sher- ]
/ kəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: commensurate / commensurately / commensurateness on Thesaurus.com

adjective
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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of commensurate

1635–45; <Late Latin commēnsūrātus, equivalent to Latin com-com- + mēnsūrātus (past participle of mēnsūrāre to measure); see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM commensurate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commensurate

commensurate , commiserate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use commensurate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for commensurate

commensurate
/ (kəˈmɛnsərɪt, -ʃə-) /

adjective
having the same extent or duration
corresponding in degree, amount, or size; proportionate
able to be measured by a common standard; commensurable

Derived forms of commensurate

commensurately, adverbcommensurateness, nouncommensuration (kəˌmɛnsəˈreɪʃən, -ʃə-), noun

Word Origin for commensurate

C17: from Late Latin commēnsūrātus, from Latin com- same + mēnsurāre to measure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK