verb (used with object), pro·por·tion·at·ed, pro·por·tion·at·ing.
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Origin of proportionate
OTHER WORDS FROM proportionate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proportionateproportional, proportionate
Example sentences from the Web for proportionate
And the middle class is proportionately smaller and has shrunk more than elsewhere.
Rhode Island is the only state voting Tuesday where the delegates will be awarded proportionately.Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul Cling To Their Delegate Dreams|Ben Jacobs|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In a state that allocates delegates proportionately, every vote will count.Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and GOP Rivals’ Ferocious Battle in Nevada Caucus|Ben Jacobs|February 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps worst of all—Muslim Europeans, proportionately speaking, take religion seriously.
We had plenty of white problems, but proportionately we had more disciplinary problems with blacks.
The Sergeant stared at him hard, saw that both he and his friend wore evening dress, and grew proportionately respectful.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Such a contrivance helps to improve the leeway of so shallow a boat, although not proportionately to the area immersed.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
In the neighbourhood of Lyons, the land lets high, and therefore sells proportionately.
This line style, whose world is not the wall or the canvas, but white paper, can do with a proportionately meagre study of nature.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
This latter deficiency was made up by a voluminous cravat, tied with proportionately large bows.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth