# Equate

[ih-kweyt] /ɪˈkweɪt/

**verb** (used with object), equated, equating.

1.

to regard, treat, or represent as equivalent:

We cannot equate the possession of wealth with goodness.

2.

to state the equality of or between; put in the form of an :

to equate growing prosperity with the physical health of a nation.

3.

to reduce to an average; make such correction or allowance in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison.

/ɪˈkweɪt/

**verb** (mainly transitive)

1.

to make or regard as equivalent or similar, esp in order to compare or balance

2.

(maths) to indicate the equality of; form an equation from

3.

(intransitive) to be equal; correspond

v.

early 15c., from Latin aequatus “level, levelled, even,” past participle of aequare “make even or uniform, make equal,” from aequus “level, even, equal” (see equal (**adj.**)). Earliest use in English was of astrological calculation, then “to make equal;” meaning “to regard as equal” is early 19c. Related: Equated; equating.

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