[adjective pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-; verb pruh-pawr-shuh-neyt, -pohr-]
- to make proportionate.
Origin of proportionate
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1. according, accordant, consonant, harmonious, balanced.
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- being in proper proportion
- (tr) to make proportionate
Word Origin and History for unproportionately
late 14c., "of proper proportion," from Medieval Latin proportionatus "proportioned," past participle of proportionare (see proportion (n.)). Related: Proportionately.
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