Equate Definition

equated, equates, equating
equated, equates, equating
To make equal or equivalent; equalize.
Webster's New World
To reduce to a standard or an average; equalize.
American Heritage
To be equal.
Webster's New World
To treat, regard, or express as equal, equivalent, identical, or closely related.
To equate wealth with happiness.
Webster's New World
To state or express the equality of; put in the form of an equation.
Webster's New World

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

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