- Equate is defined as to make the same, compare or make average.
An example of to equate is to compare a brownie sundae to a chocolate cake with ice cream.
equate definition by Webster's New World
- to make equal or equivalent; equalize
- to treat, regard, or express as equal, equivalent, identical, or closely related: to equate wealth with happiness
- Math. to state or express the equality of; put in the form of an equation
Origin: Middle English equaten ; from Classical Latin aequatus, past participle of aequare, to make equal ; from aequus, plain, even
- equatable adjective
equate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb e·quat·ed, e·quat·ing, e·quates verb, transitive
- To make equal or equivalent.
- To reduce to a standard or an average; equalize.
- To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent: equates inexperience with youth.
Origin: Middle English equaten, from Latin aequāre, aequāt-, from aequus, even, equal.