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proportionate

adjective pro·por·tion·ate \ prə-ˈpȯr-sh(ə-)nət \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of proportionate

proportionately

adverb

Examples of proportionate in a Sentence

  1. Each investor will receive a proportionate share of the profits.

  2. expect financial returns proportionate to your efforts

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First Known Use of proportionate

14th century


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proportionate

verb pro·por·tion·ate \ prə-ˈpȯr-shə-ˌnāt \

Definition of proportionate

proportionated; proportionating
transitive verb
: to make proportionate : proportion

First Known Use of proportionate

1570



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