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equate

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verb \i-ˈkwāt, ˈē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of equate

  • : to say or think that (two things) are equal or the same

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of equate

equated

equating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make equal :  equalize b :  to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard or obtain a correct result

  3. 2 :  to treat, represent, or regard as equal, equivalent, or comparable <equates disagreement with disloyalty>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to correspond as equal

Examples of equate in a sentence

  1. You shouldn't equate those two things.

  2. <a value system that equates money with success>



Origin and Etymology of equate

Middle English, from Latin aequatus, past participle of aequare


First Known Use: 15th century




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