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
More example sentences
- 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.
- So I'd like to see a massive investment by governments which would be commensurate with the size of the problem.
- The sample size is commensurate with related studies reported in the literature.
mid 17th century: from late Latin commensuratus, from com- 'together' + mensuratus, past participle of mensurare 'to measure'.
- Example sentences
- Yes, it's interesting that increasingly large companies in the public sector are offering people the opportunity to buy extra leave, and they reduce their pay commensurately.
- I make no apologies whatsoever for paying him commensurately for that performance,’ he said.
- As we report elsewhere in Scotland on Sunday, it will show that while life expectancy in Scotland will increase slightly over coming years, the quality of that life will not grow commensurately.
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