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Proportionate


PROPORTIONATE, adjective Adjusted to something else according to a certain rate or comparative relation; proportional.

The connection between the end and means is proportionate

Punishment should be proportionate to the transgression.

PROPORTIONATE, verb transitive To proportion; to make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate or to due comparative relation; as, to proportionate punishments to crimes. [This verb is less used than proportion.]