Pro·por·tion·ate a. Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional.
What is proportionate to his transgression. --Locke.
Pro·por·tion·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proportionated p. pr. & vb. n. Proportionating.] To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to proportionate punishment to crimes.
adj 1: being in due proportion [ant: disproportionate]
2: agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree; "the figures are
large but the corresponding totals next year will be
larger" [syn: corresponding, in proportion to]
3: exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents
of an entity or between different entities [syn: harmonious,