- 1Consider (one thing) to be the same as or equivalent to another: customers equate their name with qualityMore example sentences
- Over the years, people have come to equate his name with evil.
- Those who equate hunting foxes with abusing children reduce humanity to the moral equivalent of mice.
- Branding means equating your name to a certain topic, product, or service.
- 1.1 [no object] (equate to/with) (Of one thing) be the same as or equivalent to (another): that sum equates to half a million pounds todayMore example sentences
- They add that this would equate to the equivalent output of ‘two average power stations’.
- The charges I shall have to pay to park weekly will equate to almost the equivalent of a year's subscriptions to be a choir member.
- Unions say the latest offer is a complex deal under which all workers would receive a lump sum in December equating to a 2.7 per cent rise for the six month-period from April to September.
- 1.2Cause (two or more things) to be the same in quantity or value: the level of prices will move to equate supply and demandMore example sentences
- Separately, the real risk-free rate is an equilibrium rate, equating the overall supply and demand for funds.
- The price level - in the longer run - equates the demand for money to the supply.
- The efficient amount of news coverage equates the value of the marginal story with the value of alternative uses of these resources.
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- There are some talented people that are equatable.
- It has, to some extent, been reconcentrated in Israel (but cookery in that country is not equatable with Jewish cookery as it comprises other elements also).
- There is no question that the West, by an accident of geography the ‘dominant’ culture, is easily equatable with modernity.
Middle English (in the sense 'make equal, balance'): from Latin aequat- 'made level or equal', from the verb aequare, from aequus (see equal). Current senses date from the mid 19th century.