Definition of equate
2 : to treat, represent, or regard as equal, equivalent, or comparable equates disagreement with disloyalty
: to correspond as equal
Examples of equate in a Sentence
You shouldn't equate those two things.
a value system that equates money with success
Recent Examples of equate from the Web
The appearance comes a day after the Supreme Court was angered over a lawmaker’s comments equating Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government with the Sicilian Mafia.
The federal law that equates pot with meth is ridiculous on its face.
Holding the rate stable equates to a tax increase because of rising property values.
A difference of 200 fewer calories a day equates to more than 20 fewer pounds a year.
Wachowski found that over the long haul, the percentage was lower, with precipitation occurring 69 times, equating to 47 percent of the holidays.
So, in the big picture, losing Cunliffe equates to three projected points and is no more than a dent Oregon's projected team score.
The rate adjustment equates to a monthly jump of about $2.11 for the average single-family house using roughly about 12,000 gallons of water per month.
Seeing that song on the chart for so many weeks in a row, that equated to people hearing it and people listening, and hopefully lives and their hearts being touched by it.
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Origin and Etymology of equate
Middle English, from Latin aequatus, past participle of aequare
First Known Use: 15th century
EQUATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of equate for English Language Learners
: to say or think that (two things) are equal or the same
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