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Corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.‘salary will be commensurate with age and experience’‘such heavy responsibility must receive commensurate reward’
equivalent, equal, corresponding, correspondent, comparable, proportionate, proportionalappropriate to, in keeping with, in line with, consistent with, corresponding to, in accordance with, according to, relative to, in proportion with, proportionate toView synonyms
- ‘Does he think her fame is commensurate with her ability?’
- ‘The sample size is commensurate with related studies reported in the literature.’
- ‘If we execute a project overseas, the compensation we pay has to be commensurate with salaries in those countries.’
- ‘No they will be paid wages commensurate with foreign airline staff based in London.’
- ‘There is an urgent need today for thinking through a new system of national education, commensurate with a globalised world.’
- ‘Or you could offer your tenant alternative accommodation commensurate with what they are currently paying.’
- ‘Many people may not find the rewards commensurate with the time and effort required.’
- ‘He said the greatly reduced security operation was commensurate with what police thought the threat of violence was.’
- ‘The challenge of staging the play may be commensurate with the challenge of mounting an independent production.’
- ‘What punishment could possibly be commensurate with genocide?’
- ‘Capitalism seeks a value of production commensurate with the repayment of debt.’
- ‘Burt is unfazed by the payment of such sums, pointing to America where rewards are commensurate with profits earned.’
- ‘So I'd like to see a massive investment by governments which would be commensurate with the size of the problem.’
- ‘It will be done commensurate with the fact that we're a nation at war.’
- ‘But neither justifies the role and commensurate reward that an analyst commands.’
- ‘It is right that that should be so, because status within an organisation carries with it commensurate rewards.’
- ‘We needed to consider whether the degree of force used was commensurate with the degree of risk which he believed to be created by the threatened attack.’
- ‘The nation is obliged to fulfill its responsibility commensurate with its position in the international community.’
- ‘But he knows he has to keep delivering because the pressures on him are commensurate with the salary he is paid and the teams that he's played for.’
- ‘But there has not been a commensurate increase in job opportunities.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin commensuratus, from com- together + mensuratus, past participle of mensurare to measure.
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