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equate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of equate

  1. 1 to regard or represent as equal or comparable <a value system that equates money with success> Synonyms compare, liken Related Words associate, connect, correlate, identify, join, link, match, relate; group, lump (together); assort, categorize, class, classify, grade, group, sort Near Antonyms differentiate, discern, discriminate, distinguish, separate

  2. 2 to describe as similar <you're being silly when you equate the talent of that pop star with the musical genius of Mozart> Synonyms analogize, assimilate, bracket, compare, likenRelated Words associate, connect, couple, link; allude, refer, relate; equal, match, parallelAntonyms contrast

  3. 3 to make equal in amount, degree, or status <you'll stop running up debts when you start equating what you spend with what you earn> Synonyms balance, equalize, even, levelRelated Words equilibrate, equipoise; accommodate, adjust, compensate, fit; counterbalance; homogenize, normalize, regularize, standardize; democratizeNear Antonyms disequilibrate





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