Definitions for commensuratekəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commensurate(adj)

    corresponding in size or degree or extent

    "pay should be commensurate with the time worked"

Wiktionary

  1. commensurate(Adjective)

    of a proportionate or similar measurable standard

    If it is essential in our interests to maintain a quasi-permanent position of power on the Asian mainland as against the Chinese then we must be prepared to continue to pay the present cost in Vietnam indefinitely and to meet any escalation on the other side with at least a commensurate escalation of commitment of our own. - Report to the President on Southeast Asia-Vietnam by Senator Mike Mansfield, December 18, 1962

  2. Origin: From com- + mensuro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commensurate(verb)

    to reduce to a common measure

  2. Commensurate(verb)

    to proportionate; to adjust

  3. Commensurate(adj)

    having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities

  4. Commensurate(adj)

    equal in measure or extent; proportionate

  5. Origin: [Pref. com- + mensurate.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Weaver:

    Clearly, we were not getting coverage that was commensurate with our support among the electorate, is it a frustration? Of course it's a frustration.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If a person's words are neatly polished and the commensurate deeds deeply refined, then his leadership action is always cleanly aligned and clearly defined.

  3. Ben Emmerson:

    It is now time to take action. The individuals responsible for the criminal conspiracy revealed in today's report must be brought to justice, and must face criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes.

  4. Sepp Blatter:

    However, I am reluctant to take places away from anyone; there should not be a redistribution of seats on the Executive Committee but a commensurate expansion of this body, the key is to strengthen democracy within the ‘FIFA government’. The confederations must be proportionally represented according to the number of member associations they have.

  5. Barry Mano:

    But violating our personal space is just simply not acceptable. What we saw in this video is just so beyond the pale it ’s astonishing when you see it. Everybody in our industry saw that video and said, ‘ Okay, that ’s enough. ’ There ’s no way anything like this does n’t have a commensurate consequence. with this one, because the video is there for the world to see, that ’s why we ’re experiencing this cry for some sort of resolution.

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