Definition of proportionate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈpɔːʃənət//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpɔːrʃənət//
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proportionate (to something) (formal) increasing or decreasing in size, amount or degree according to changes in something else synonym proportional Increasing costs resulted in proportionate increases in prices. The number of accidents is proportionate to the increased volume of traffic. Inner cities have more than a proportionate share of social problems. Penalties should be proportionate to the gravity of the offence. compare disproportionate
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