commensurate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin com- (together, with) + mēnsūrō.

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Adjective[edit]

commensurate (comparative more commensurate, superlative most commensurate)

  1. Of a proportionate or similar measurable standard.
    If it is essential in our interests to maintain a quasi-permanent position of power on the Asian mainland as against the Chinese then we must be prepared to continue to pay the present cost in Vietnam indefinitely and to meet any escalation on the other side with at least a commensurate escalation of commitment of our own. - Report to the President on Southeast Asia-Vietnam by Senator Mike Mansfield, December 18, 1962

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Verb[edit]

commensurate (third-person singular simple present commensurates, present participle commensurating, simple past and past participle commensurated)

  1. To reduce to a common measure.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. To proportionate; to adjust.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Puller to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

commensurate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of commensurare
  2. second-person plural imperative of commensurare
  3. feminine plural of commensurato