commensurate commensurate  /kə ˈmɛn sə rət/


  • (adj) corresponding in size or degree or extent


  1. The local police increasingly wants to operate independently but does not have commensurate capacity to bring the idea to fruition.
  2. The demand of the union was that workers should be paid commensurate to their experience and the number of hours worked.
  3. Despite his degree from a prestigious college, Jorge failed to find a job commensurate with his skills owing to the economic slowdown.


  1. Their View: Stand up for family unity, pass immigration reform

    I am the son of Mexican immigrants. My parents worked hard and sacrificed so my siblings and I could get an education and contribute to society. Immigrants come here today for the same reasons, but their chance to live the American dream is often denied since the number of visas to enter legally is not commensurate with the need for workers. It s time to fix a broken immigration system that ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  2. Drywall contractors 'shamed' by regional carpenters group

    COEUR d'ALENE - Carpenter union protesters say they will be standing outside Kootenai Health in an attempt to shame them for using sub-contractors who refuse to pay wages commensurate to the "Area Standard Wages."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Coeur d'Alene Press

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    In what has recently proved a pickup- and SUV-crammed most-watched videos list, the 2013 Toyota Camry still managed to find its way to the top spot in its debut week and was the lone newcomer. Whether it finds commensurate success...
    on June 8, 2013     Source:


  1. "But they are all steps in the direction of making the renminbi into a more international currency that is commensurate with China's global role, opening up the capital account and moving towards convertibility," Mr. Roach said.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Stephen Roach Source: New York Times

  2. "I don't think that there has been a commensurate change in the posture of the North Korean military that would suggest an attempt to undertake operations," Gates told reporters as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting of NATO Defense ministers.
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "This international stimulus needs to be of a very substantial size commensurate with the challenge," Ban said.
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Ban Ki-moon Source:

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