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.
- e·quat·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- e·quat·a·ble, adjective
- un·e·quat·ed, adjective
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How to use equate in a sentence
The correspondence between elementary particles and representations is so neat that some physicists — like Van Raamsdonk’s professor — equate them.
However, the automation systems of the advertising platform will equate all of these conversions as valuable to the business and optimize its campaigns accordingly.Artificial intelligence (AI) is key to reducing digital ad waste | Jacob M. DelHagen | November 9, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The city of Detroit had a 55% turnout, which equates to more than 250,000 votes.When will the remaining battleground states report their results? | Claire Zillman, reporter | November 4, 2020 | Fortune
Such wallets are often equated with the payment services offered by Apple and Google, but also include apps used to store Bitcoin and other new types of money.PayPal plans a much wider embrace of cryptocurrency, including Venmo use | Jeff | November 2, 2020 | Fortune
Other analogies include equating breathing Delhi’s air with smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.Delhi’s air pollution could have a fix in behavioural economics | Manavi Kapur | October 30, 2020 | Quartz
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every year, the legend grows of the evil deeds committed by the Zionists in 1948, crimes routinely equated with the Holocaust.The Triumph and Tragedy of Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land | Sol Stern | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The words at issue were when Robertson equated people having sex with animals as the same as sex between consenting gay adults.
She equated what she felt for God with a Proustian desire, which she agreed was “the highest point of existence.”
The mancus was equated with thirty pence, probably from the time of its introduction.
The Bog of Allen in Ireland is authoritatively equated with holland.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
The accession of Theopompos was equated with that of Alcamenes by Eratosthenes.The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick
The maximum grades on tangents are 116 feet per mile; on curves the grade is equated one-tenth to a degree.
But, it will be seen, the 'tenuit' of Domesday is equated by the 'emit' of the Exon book.
British Dictionary definitions for equate
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
- equatable, adjective
- equatability, noun
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