Definition of proportionate in English:


Syllabification: pro·por·tion·ate
Pronunciation: /prəˈpôrSHənət


  • another term for proportional.
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    • 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.



More example sentences
  • But that day will not come until young people are proportionately represented within the party.
  • It is likely to be proportionately higher compared with the private sector due to fundamental differences in capital structure.
  • She added that less well-off households, who spend proportionately more on groceries, stood to benefit most.

More definitions of proportionate

Definition of proportionate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
a small amount; a little