proportionate[prə pôr′s̸hə nit, prō-; for v., -s̸hə nāt′]
- The definition of proportionate is having a proper relation between parts, such as size or ratio.
An example of someone proportionate is a woman whose top half is sized in relation to her bottom half; proportionate size.
- Proportionate is defined as to even something out.
An example of proportionate is to distribute evenly-sized slices of pizza to party guests.
Origin of proportionateMiddle English proporcionate ; from Late Latin proportionatus
transitive verbpro·por·tion·at·ed, pro·por·tion·at·ing, pro·por·tion·ates
(comparative more proportionate, superlative most proportionate)
- (in proportion): disproportionate, nonproportionate, unproportionate
- (harmonious and symmetrical):
(third-person singular simple present proportionates, present participle proportionating, simple past and past participle proportionated)
- To make proportionate.