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,

2. be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics;

[syn:

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,

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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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, equate] 2: be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics [syn: equate, 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]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