Search Result for "equate":
1. consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous;
- Example: "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"
- Example: "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
[syn: compare, liken, equate]
2. be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics;
[syn: equate, correspond]
3. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;
- Example: "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"
- Example: "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
[syn: equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both to F[rench] rolle. --Skeat (Etymol. Dict. ). [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "equate": accommodate, adjust, align, ally, apply, assimilate, associate, balance, bind, bracket, cancel, collimate, collineate, compare, compensate, connect, consider, coordinate, correlate, correspond, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, couple, draw a parallel, equalize, equidistance, even, even up, fit, follow, hold, identify, integrate, interrelate, level, liken, line up, link, match, paragon, parallel, parallelize, place parallel to, poise, proportion, realign, regard, relate, relativize, represent, similize, square, strike a balance, tie, treat, wed