equate with/and

idiom

: to say or think that (something) is equal to or the same as (something else)
He equates disagreement with/and disloyalty.
You shouldn't equate material wealth with happiness.

Examples of equate with/and in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scoring high grades doesn’t always equate with longer-term success. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 Scoring high grades doesn’t always equate with longer term success. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 27 Mar. 2024 Keep in mind that fast-acting relief does not always equate with long-lasting relief. Danielle Zoellner, Verywell Health, 26 Mar. 2024 The prevailing scientific opinion is that more advanced nervous systems equate with elevated learning potential in animals. Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 24 Sep. 2023 From the Greek Revolution of 1821 to the struggles for freedom in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland, the United States has thrilled to European efforts at national liberation, which Washington tends to equate with Europe’s democratization (and not with the outbreak of war). Michael Kimmage, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 Of course, a vague backstory doesn’t necessarily equate with a sordid past; sometimes research can erase any misgivings about an object’s legality. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 5 Aug. 2023 Our home overwintering conditions just don’t equate and, by the time spring arrives, our bougainvilleas are usually weakened and almost lethargic. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Dec. 2022 The alternating two-person scenes that ensue demonstrate the awkward grace and humility of offering and receiving care, that needing and accepting help doesn’t equate with weakness, and that sublimating oneself to the needs of someone else can be a kind of holiness. Naveen Kumar, Variety, 3 Oct. 2022

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“Equate with/and.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equate%20with%2Fand. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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