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proportionate

[ adjective pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-; verb pruh-pawr-shuh-neyt, -pohr- ]
/ adjective prəˈpɔr ʃə nɪt, -ˈpoʊr-; verb prəˈpɔr ʃəˌneɪt, -ˈpoʊr- /
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adjective
verb (used with object), pro·por·tion·at·ed, pro·por·tion·at·ing.
to make proportionate.
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Origin of proportionate

1350–1400; Middle English proporcionate<Late Latin prōportiōnātus.See proportion, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM proportionate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proportionate

proportional, proportionate
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British Dictionary definitions for proportionate

proportionate

adjective (prəˈpɔːʃənɪt)
being in proper proportion
verb (prəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)
(tr) to make proportionate

Derived forms of proportionate

proportionately, adverbproportionateness, noun
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