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Equate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    equate v
  1. 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" [syn: compare, liken]
  2. be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics [syn: correspond]
  3. 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" [syn: equal, match, equalize, equalise]
Equate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Equate \E*quate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equated; p. pr. & vb. n. Equating.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See Equal.] 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. Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both to F[rench] rolle. --Skeat (Etymol. Dict. ). Equating for grades (Railroad Engin.), adding to the measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent. Equating for curves, adding half a mile for each 360 degrees of curvature.
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  • Equate: Equate, an English word meaning to "be equal" or "make equal", may also refer to: A brand name of Wal-Mart. A desktop calculator computer ...
  • Equate (game): Equate is a board game made by Conceptual Math Media where players score points by forming equation s on a 19x19 game board. ...

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* Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive. - Henry Steele


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