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commensurate

adjective

Definition: corresponding in size, extend, or proportion

Synonyms: equal, proportionate, corresponding, comparable, matching, same, even

Antonyms: disproportionate, unequal, mismatched, uneven

Tips: Commensurate comes from the Latin mensura, "to measure." Things that can be equally measured are commensurate, or proportionate, to one another. Commensurate is often used in the context of salary, as in: "salary commensurate with experience."

Usage Examples:

I was afraid that due to my lack of experience, I would not be able to find a high-paying job, but luckily, I found a position with a salary that was commensurate with knowledge and intelligence, not number of years in the industry. (corresponding, propor

His knowledge is not commensurate with that of someone who has been working in this field as long as he has. (equal, comparable)

We are changing our pay structure for the sales team so that pay will be commensurate with sales revenue. (corresponding, proportionate)

I think we can all agree that pay should be commensurate with both experience and productivity. (proportionate, equal)


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