[adjective pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-; verb pruh-pawr-shuh-neyt, -pohr-]
- to make proportionate.
Origin of proportionate
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Related Words for unproportionateuneven, inequitable, one-sided, disproportionate, unbalanced, asymmetrical, irregular, off-balance, unproportionate, unsymmetrical
- being in proper proportion
- (tr) to make proportionate
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
late 14c., "of proper proportion," from Medieval Latin proportionatus "proportioned," past participle of proportionare (see proportion (n.)). Related: Proportionately.
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