verb (used with object), e·quat·ed, e·quat·ing.
Origin of equate
Related formse·quat·a·bil·i·ty, noune·quat·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·quat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for equates
He equates them to the Sicilian Mafia, a criminal group within the population of Sicilians.American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back|Nina Strochlic|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: Mike Kelley equates insanity and creativity, then negates the equation.
Finally, Munayyer equates Palestinian violence with Israeli violence.
He equates reduced hours to reduced Church attendance and life that exists only on the Internet.
At a public hearing, one parent argued that Beloved was given a Lexile rating that equates to a 5th-grade reading level.How Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ Is Taught in Schools|Anna Clark|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the sentence immediately preceding that just quoted he equates the transcendental self with the notion of object in general.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith