[ adjective pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-; verb pruh-pawr-shuh-neyt, -pohr- ]
/ adjective prəˈpɔr ʃə nɪt, -ˈpoʊr-; verb prəˈpɔr ʃəˌneɪt, -ˈpoʊr- /


verb (used with object), pro·por·tion·at·ed, pro·por·tion·at·ing.

to make proportionate.

Origin of proportionate

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

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Can be confused

proportional proportionate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for proportionately


adjective (prəˈpɔːʃənɪt)

being in proper proportion

verb (prəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)

(tr) to make proportionate

Derived Forms

proportionately, adverbproportionateness, noun
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