verb (used with object), e·quat·ed, e·quat·ing.
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Origin of equate
OTHER WORDS FROM equatee·quat·a·bil·i·ty, noune·quat·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·quat·ed, adjective
How to use equate in a sentence
In Massachusetts, the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently increased the hours that students are required to attend “live” instruction remotely, a misguided decision that falsely equates face time with learning outcomes.Teacher: What Americans keep getting wrong about our unions during the pandemic|Valerie Strauss|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Sign language is a complex form of communication and the clue equates it with what these gorillas had learned.Solution to Evan Birnholz’s Jan. 31 Post Magazine crossword, “That Makes No Sense”|Evan Birnholz|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
In today’s more offensively oriented NFL, that would equate to a passer rating between 105 and 108, on par with how well Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson performed in 2020.Ignore the losses: Matthew Stafford is a quarterback worth pursuing|Neil Greenberg|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Habituation becomes worse when an animal becomes food-conditioned and equates humans with a free meal.Once you know what happens to food you leave outdoors, you’ll stop doing it|Alisha McDarris|January 14, 2021|Popular Science
The tweet, washing his hands of a lost cause, also worked to de-legitimize a peaceful, months-long farmers’ protest in India by obliquely equating it with the violence in Washington.Save the Sarcasm for Other Democracies. America Is Fine|Debasish Roy Chowdhury|January 11, 2021|Time