verb (used with object), e·quat·ed, e·quat·ing.
Origin of equate
Examples from the Web for equated
Wright referred to the “autism crisis” and equated having a child with autism to “not living.”
Agrees that illegal immigrants could be equated with ‘biological weapons’Girl Scouts and Homosexual Overtones: The Worst of Bill O’Reilly|The Daily Beast|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She equated what she felt for God with a Proustian desire, which she agreed was “the highest point of existence.”
They equated Israeli policy with apartheid and insisted the country was built on ethnic cleansing.
He equated this response with altered activity of the autonomic nervous system.
I've done Poisson Distributions on a dozen different factors and none of them can be equated.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
The accession of Theopompos was equated with that of Alcamenes by Eratosthenes.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
The "canow" of Fletcher, as had been pointed out, can hardly be equated with the heavy Yurok river- and ocean-going dugout canoe.Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579|Robert F. Heizer
The mancus was equated with thirty pence, probably from the time of its introduction.
It is not clear why Mars should have been equated with this god.The Religion of the Ancient Celts|J. A. MacCulloch
British Dictionary definitions for equated
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for equate
Word Origin and History for equated
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.