Definitions for equateɪˈkweɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•quateɪˈkweɪt(v.t.)e•quat•ed, e•quat•ing.

  1. to regard, treat, or represent as equivalent or comparable:

    to equate wealth with happiness.

  2. to state the equality of or between; put in the form of an equation.

  3. to reduce to an average or to a common standard of comparison.

Origin of equate:

1375–1425; < L aequātus, ptp. of aequāre to make equal, der. of aequusequal


Princeton's WordNet

  1. compare, liken, equate(verb)

    consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous

    "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"

  2. equate, correspond(verb)

    be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

  3. equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate(verb)

    make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

    "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. equate(verb)ɪˈkweɪt

    to consider sth to be the same as sth else

    I equate handmade goods with quality.


  1. equate(Verb)

    To consider equal, to state as being equivalent.

  2. Origin: From aequātus, past participle of aequō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equate(verb)

    to make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or curves; equated distances


  1. Equate

    Equate is a board game made by Conceptual Math Media where players score points by forming equations on a 19x19 game board. Equations appear across and down in a crossword fashion and must be mathematically correct. It is similar to Scrabble except players use digits and mathematical operators instead of letters.

Translations for equate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to regard as the same in some way

He equates money with happiness.

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