commensurate


com·men·su·rate

adjective \kə-ˈmen(t)s-rət, -ˈmen(t)sh-; -ˈmen(t)-sə-, -shə-\

: equal or similar to something in size, amount, or degree

Full Definition of COMMENSURATE

1
:  equal in measure or extent :  coextensive <lived a life commensurate with the early years of the republic>
2
:  corresponding in size, extent, amount, or degree :  proportionate <was given a job commensurate with her abilities>
3
com·men·su·rate·ly adverb
com·men·su·ra·tion \-ˌmen(t)-sə-ˈrā-shən, -shə-\ noun

Examples of COMMENSURATE

  1. Her new position came with a commensurate level of responsibility.
  2. <was given a job commensurate with her abilities and experience>
  3. … athletes are rewarded commensurate with their fame, not their intrinsic talent … —Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated, 21 Dec. l987

Origin of COMMENSURATE

Late Latin commensuratus, from Latin com- + Late Latin mensuratus, past participle of mensurare to measure, from Latin mensura measure — more at measure
First Known Use: 1641

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