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
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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