Equate meaning

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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.

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To make equal or equivalent.
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To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent.

Equates inexperience with youth.

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To be or seem to be equal; correspond.
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To result in.

Feared that high taxes would equate to a sluggish economy.

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To state or express the equality of; put in the form of an equation.
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To be equal.
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To consider equal, to state as being equivalent.
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To reduce to a standard or an average; equalize.
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Origin of equate

  • Middle English equaten from Latin aequāre aequāt- from aequus even, equal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aequātus, past participle of aequō.

    From Wiktionary