Definition of proportionate in English:

proportionate

adjective

  • another term for proportional
    • ‘Military action was neither proportionate nor the last resort.’
    • ‘In this context and as stated, punishment must be proportionate to the circumstances of the crime.’
    • ‘What we are good at is proportionate to how much time we put into it.’
    • ‘So the Agency's approach to participation was proportionate and it is on those grounds that we submit there should be two sets of costs.’
    • ‘There has to be uniformity in the monthly charges, which should be proportionate to what a consumer gets to watch.’
    • ‘If she exceeds that, there will be a proportionate cut in the payment.’
    • ‘A presidential council would be formed whose membership would be proportionate to the majority Greek population.’
    • ‘Are you happy that sanctions are appropriate, are proportionate?’
    • ‘In fact, I would be supportive of reasonable and proportionate measures to sustain and promote it.’
    • ‘We believe this is proportionate and consistent with the responses to our own research into what parents wanted.’
    • ‘Their immediate emotional response is often proportionate to the degree of exposure to the trauma.’
    • ‘The adult fish attains a length of three feet and proportionate weight normally and has a life span of 20 years.’
    • ‘The campaign will be proportionate and just, legally accountable and supported by international consensus.’
    • ‘The measures taken would have to be proportionate to the threat.’
    • ‘He explained that if you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium.’
    • ‘Moreover, she says, increased output was seldom matched by a proportionate increase in wages.’
    • ‘In my submission, that is the proportionate and reasonable approach here.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, a proportionate increase in the number of my least favourite motorists appears also to have occurred.’
    • ‘For the middle class, its income has not shown a proportionate upward trend.’
    • ‘But this decisive response must be careful and intelligent and proportionate.’

Pronunciation:

proportionate

/prəˈpɔːʃ(ə)nət/