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equates

verb
present tense third-person singular of equate

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1 to regard or represent as equal or comparable
  • a value system that equates money with success

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2 to describe as similar
  • you're being silly when you equate the talent of that pop star with the musical genius of Mozart

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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

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“Equates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/equates. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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