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Definition of "equate" []

  • To make equal or equivalent. (verb-transitive)
  • To reduce to a standard or an average; equalize. (verb-transitive)
  • To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent: equates inexperience with youth. (verb-transitive)
  • To be or seem to be equal; correspond. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "equate" in a sentence
  • "How does this phone call equate to a dirty trick in any way?"
  • "In the global, annual mean these terms equate to roughly 100 W/m2 of energy removal from the surface and put in the atmosphere Trenberth et al., 2009."
  • "Despite offering a 33% premium to Friday's closing price, Suncor's terms equate to less than nine times 2010 earnings for PetroCanada -- using stock valued at more than 12 times."