An example of to equate is to compare a brownie sundae to a chocolate cake with ice cream.
Equates inexperience with youth.
Feared that high taxes would equate to a sluggish economy.
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.