verb (used with object), e·quat·ed, e·quat·ing.
Origin of equate
Examples from the Web for equate
Producers often tend to equate harder-hitting crime stories with a city setting – from Cracker and Prime Suspect to Luther.British Crime Dramas Explore the Dark Side of Small Town Life|Soraya Roberts|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It may be hard to equate John Kerry now with the same man in 2004 and 1971.Kerry vs. Kerry? It’s Not Simply Partisan Hypocrisy on Syria|Jamelle Bouie|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Those ships he speaks of equate to jobs at shipyards, the planes to jobs at Boeing/Lockeed/etc.
Standard courses in economics talk about the law of demand and supply, where prices are determined to equate the two.
It takes a strange mentality to equate that with a seriously ill human being.
In other words, taxes and profits, by the operation of the laws of human nature, constantly tend to equate themselves.
Plato had the ideal of an education which should equate individual realization and social coherency and stability.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
It is a more serious difficulty that Paul knows of no Longobardic king with a name which we can equate with Sceaf.Beowulf|R. W. Chambers
Thousands of differences perplex the attempt to equate the measure of moral desert to men.Theoretical Ethics|Milton Valentine
Casembe sat before his hut on a equate seat placed on lion and leopard skins.
British Dictionary definitions for equate
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for equate
Word Origin and History for equate
early 15c., from Latin aequatus "level, levelled, even," past participle of aequare "make even or uniform, make equal," from aequus "level, even, equal" (see equal (adj.)). Earliest use in English was of astrological calculation, then "to make equal;" meaning "to regard as equal" is early 19c. Related: Equated; equating.