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EQUATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does equate mean? 

EQUATE (verb)
  The verb EQUATE has 3 senses:

1. consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
2. be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
3. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

  Familiarity information: EQUATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EQUATE (verb)


Sense 1equate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

liken; equate; compare

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "equate" is one way to...):

consider; study (give careful consideration to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2equate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

correspond; equate

Hypernyms (to "equate" is one way to...):

be; equal (be identical or equivalent to)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Something ----s something


Sense 3equate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

equalise; equalize; equal; equate; match

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "equate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "equate"):

homologise; homologize (make homologous)

homogenise; homogenize (cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing)

draw; tie (finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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