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Definition of "commensurate" []

  • Of the same size, extent, or duration as another. (adjective)
  • Corresponding in size or degree; proportionate: a salary commensurate with my performance. (adjective)
  • Measurable by a common standard; commensurable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commensurate" in a sentence
  • "Additionally, members can qualify to serve with the Expectation of Continued Employment after their sixth consecutive year of employment pending a performance review but will "normally be reappointed with a term commensurate with the term just completed," according to University policy."
  • "We are of course at war and so, given how serious the Government says matters are (such that they justify these new inroads into our freedoms), then perhaps we ought to treat the funding of our military in commensurate manner, foregoing some of the luxuries to which we have become accustomed."
  • "I kept silence from utter inability to say a word commensurate with my grief."