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equate

[ ih-kweyt ]
/ ɪˈkweɪt /
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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

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin aequātus (past participle of aequāre to make equal), equivalent to aequ(us) equal + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM equate

e·quat·a·bil·i·ty, noune·quat·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·quat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for equate

equate
/ (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 forms of equate

equatable, adjectiveequatability, noun

Word Origin for equate

C15: from Latin aequāre to make equal
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