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
People too often equate federal spending with establishing a safety net, when greater competition and a free market could produce better results at a lower cost, in Roy’s view.
The idea that those of us with autoimmune diseases can be equated to an inconvenience affects not only our self-esteems, but promotes a negative narrative of disabled people echoed in films like Me Before You and Million Dollar Baby.
But in this league, their diligence, while admirable, is competing with the urge to try to be great now. Many teams equate being active to pursuing greatness, which isn't necessarily true.
According to LMPD spokesman Lamont Washington, the bust equates to more than six and a half pounds of heroin.
To many, long hair is equated with femininity—heterosexual femininity, at that—while short hair is still considered to be an abnormality, masculine, and less traditionally attractive.
Ms. O’Sullivan said, adding that many politicians wrongly equated exercising that right with telegraphing guilt.
A redshirt junior, the left-handed pitcher played sparingly, making three appearances that equated 3 1/3 innings with a 2.70 ERA.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of equate
Middle English, from Latin aequatus, past participle of aequare
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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