The word commensurate has to do with things that are similar in size and therefore appropriate. Many people think the death penalty is a commensurate punishment for murder. In other words, the penalty fits the crime.
- Pronunciation: / kəˈmɛnsərɪt, -ʃə-/
- English Description: equal or similar to something in size, amount, or degree
- Chinese Translation: 同量的(Tong2 Liang4 De)
- Spanish Translation: proporcional a
- STORY: When things are commensurate, they're fair, appropriate, and the right size. If you got a ticket for jaywalking, you shouldn't get ten years in prison — that penalty is not commensurate with the crime. The word commensurate is usually followed bywith or to; one thing is commensurate with or to another.
- “It is necessary for China to develop a modern maritime military force structure commensurate with its national security and development interests.”
- According to the law, those rates are to be reduced commensurate with the productivity growth of the overall economy.
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