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commensurate
  • a  corresponding in size or degree or extent
    pay should be commensurate with the time worked
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commercial
  • n  a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
  • a  connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    commercial trucker
    commercial TV
    commercial diamonds
  • a  of or relating to commercialism
    a commercial attache
    commercial paper
    commercial law
  • s  of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior
    commercial grade of beef
    commercial oxalic acid
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commercial-grade
  • s  of the kind or quality used in commerce; average or inferior
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commercialised
  • v  make commercial
  • s  organized principally for financial gain
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commercialized
  • v  exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
  • v  make commercial
    Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life
  • s  organized principally for financial gain
    Christmas has become a commercialized spectacle
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commiserative
  • s  feeling or expressing sympathy
    made commiserative clicking sounds with his tongue"- Kenneth Roberts
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commissioned
  • v  put into commission; equip for service; of ships
  • v  place an order for
  • v  charge with a task
  • a  (of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above
  • s  given official approval to act
    commissioned broker
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committed
  • v  perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
  • v  give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    She committed herself to the work of God
  • v  cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    After the second episode, she had to be committed
    he was committed to prison
  • v  confer a trust upon
  • v  make an investment
  • v  engage in or perform
  • a  bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
    committed church members
    a committed Marxist
  • a  associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
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commodious
  • a  large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)
    a commodious harbor
    a commodious building suitable for conventions
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common
  • n  a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • a  belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    for the common good
    common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community
  • a  having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual
    the common man
    a common sailor
    the common cold
    a common nuisance
    followed common procedure
    it is common knowledge that she lives alone
    the common housefly
    a common brand of soap
  • s  common to or shared by two or more parties
    a common friend
  • s  commonly encountered
    a common (or familiar) complaint
  • s  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language
    common parlance
  • s  of or associated with the great masses of people
    the common people in those days suffered greatly
    behavior that branded him as common
  • s  of low or inferior quality or value
    produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population
  • s  lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    behavior that branded him as common
  • s  to be expected; standard
    common decency
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common-law
  • s  based on common law
    a common-law right
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commonplace
  • n  a trite or obvious remark
  • s  completely ordinary and unremarkable
    air travel has now become commonplace
    commonplace everyday activities
  • s  not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    his remarks were trite and commonplace
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commonsense
  • s  exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
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commonsensical
  • s  exhibiting native good judgment
    unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated
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communal
  • s  for or by a group rather than individuals
    dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew"- Paul Roche
    a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared
  • a  relating to a small administrative district or community
    communal elections in several European countries
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communicable
  • s  (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • s  readily communicated
    communicable ideas
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communicational
  • s  used in communication
    he had few communicational grooves available for use
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