What does commensurate mean?

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"


  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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commensurate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commensurate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Atul Khare:

    In some instances we have seen punishments that do not appear to be commensurate with the seriousness of the offenses committed.

  2. David Payne:

    The return on investment based on the current commercial model is not really commensurate with the amount of effort you have to put into it.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    If a person listens routinely to the sermon but doesn’t show the commensurate good change in own daily action, then the fact is s/he is actually not hearing anything of the spiritual master’s oration.

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