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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of aequare 'to make equal', from aequus; EQUAL1

equate

verb
     
e‧quate [transitive]
to consider that two things are similar or connected
equate something with something
Most people equate wealth with success.

equate to something

phrasal verb
to be equal to something:
a rate of pay which equates to £6 per hour

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