commensurate

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Antonyms for commensurate:

inadequate, distorted, unfit, useless, unsuitable, unsymmetrical, unqualified, inferior, incommensurate, insufficient, unequal, unbalanced, irregular, twisted, disproportionate, disqualified, incompetent, asymmetrical, worthless, incommensurable, lopsided, unsatisfactory, poor.


Definitions of commensurate:

  1.   Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Commensurable. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   COMMENSURATENESS, COMMENSURATION. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   To proportionate; to adjust. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   Reducible to a common measure; equal; adequate; corresponding in amount; as, our fortunes are often not commensurate with our desires. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   Of the same measure with: equal in measure or extent: in proportion with. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7.   Equal; proportional; having equal measure or extent. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8.   Of equal measure or extent; proportionate to. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9.   In proper proportion. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10.   Equal in measure or extent; proportionate. – Newage Dictionary DB
  11.   To reduce to a common measure. – Newage Dictionary DB
  12.   To reduce to a common measure; to make proportionate. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13.   Of equal measure; in proportion with. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14.   Commensurateness. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15.   Commensurately. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16.   corresponding in size or degree or extent; " pay should be commensurate with the time worked" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17.   To reduce to a common measure; to proportionate. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for commensurate:

  1. Our Fly Smart philosophy is about investing only on those points of differentiation that pay for themselves, that earn a revenue premium commensurate with what it costs us to provide that product or service. – Gerard Arpey
  2. The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the totality of creative energy. This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology. – Stanislav Grof
  3. The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite. – Franz Kafka
  4. Moreover, broad plans commensurate with our national purpose and resources would bring conviction of our power to every soldier in the front line, to the nations associated with us in the war, and to the enemy. – Kelly Miller
  5. Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination. – Marvin Olasky

Usage examples for commensurate:

  1. The Canadian people are displaying an intellectual activity commensurate with the expansion of their territory and their accumulation of wealth. ” – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  2. These qualities and rules of conduct have characterized the Catholic missionaries in all ages, in all parts of the world, and in their dealings with every variety of the human race; and their success has everywhere been commensurate with the superiority, in a merely temporal point of view, of the system on which they acted. ” – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  3. In this matter the Syrian religions were especially original; for even if the Alexandrian mysteries offered man just as comforting prospects of immortality as the eschatology of their rivals, they were backward in building up a commensurate theology. ” – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  4. What punishment has been inflicted, and what can be inflicted upon him, in any manner commensurate with the atrocity of his crimes? ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  5. Experience testifies that all agreeable things do not appear beautiful, and that, among agreeable things, those which are most so are not the most beautiful,- a sure sign that the agreeable is not the beautiful; for if one is identical with the other, they should never be separated, but should always be commensurate with each other. ” – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  6. The nations will settle differences in accordance with the law that permits the more powerful to wield control commensurate with their geographical and intellectual importance. ” – Psycho-Phone Messages by Francis Grierson
  7. The examination of this legend may have been long and tedious, but the result is, I think, commensurate – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  8. Wherever the individual operation demanding little force for its own performance is to be multiplied in almost endless repetition, commensurate power is required. ” – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  9. “ No intellectual steam- engine has been put in motion to manufacture a review of unqualified approbation of the Work now submitted to the public eye- at an expense, commensurate with the ordinary means of purchase. ” – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  10. The tower has a feeling of dignity and grandeur, commensurate with its scale and setting. ” – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  11. From statements of prisoners, it appears that they have been greatly disappointed by the moral effect produced by their heavy guns, which, despite the actual losses inflicted, has not been at all commensurate with the colossal expenditure of ammunition which has really been wasted. ” – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  12. If, as he confessed, the sight of a peacock's tail- feather made him sick, it was just because its elaborate beauty, to which no commensurate advantage can be supposed to attach, forbade the notion that his theory could account for it. ” – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  13. The immense power thus provided is rendered more secure and certain than that of steam, because there exists no doubt whatever that a full supply of water commensurate with the power, can be had at all times and seasons. ” – The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 by William Finden
  14. Sorrow is a mighty force, and its fruit ought to be commensurate we sow truly in tears, but the reaping in joy is, I believe, reserved for another state. ” – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  15. And our most progressive centers are looking upon him as a specialist, an educational expert, and demanding in him an educational and a professional equipment commensurate with the larger, more difficult, and most important work. ” – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  16. As Cousin E. E. says, people do expect something better than alpaca and calico of high genius- especially when the form is tall, and the figure commensurate to the genius. ” – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  17. All the way to Boston she had sat gazing out of the window at the blinding whiteness of the fields, incapable of rousing herself to the necessity of thought, to a degree of feeling commensurate with the situation. ” – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  18. “ Looked at in a large way, the returns from the mineral industry are commensurate with the effort put into discovery and development of mineral resources, even though the returns to lucky individuals have been excessive. ” – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  19. The decrease of revenue arising from the situation of our commerce, and the extraordinary expenses which have and may become necessary, must be taken into view in making commensurate provisions for the ensuing year; and I recommend to your consideration the propriety of insuring a sufficiency of annual revenue at least to defray the ordinary expenses of Government, and to pay the interest on the public debt, including that on new loans which may be authorized. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  20. Unless you give a government specific powers, commensurate with its objects, it is liable on occasions of public necessity to exercise powers which have not been granted. ” – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske

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