[ ih-kweyt ]
/ ɪˈkweɪt /
verb (used with object), e·quat·ed, e·quat·ing.
to regard, treat, or represent as equivalent: We cannot equate the possession of wealth with goodness.
to state the equality of or between; put in the form of an equation: to equate growing prosperity with the physical health of a nation.
to reduce to an average; make such correction or allowance in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison.
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Origin of equate
Related formse·quat·a·bil·i·ty, noune·quat·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·quat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for equatable
/ (ɪˈkweɪt) /
verb (mainly tr)
to make or regard as equivalent or similar, esp in order to compare or balance
maths to indicate the equality of; form an equation from
(intr) to be equal; correspond
Derived Formsequatable, adjectiveequatability, noun
Word Origin for equate
C15: from Latin aequāre to make equal
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