Definition of commensurate in English:



  • Corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.

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