equate equate  /ɪ ˈkweɪt/


  1. (v) consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
  2. (v) be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
  3. (v) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

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  1. Bagemihl's ideas have caused a stir in the higher, human community, especially among scientists who find it simplistic to equate any animal behavior with human behavior.
  2. But, that in no way means that I'm a loner, which the press likes to equate with an introvert.
  3. No doubt, partisan Democrats who equate bipartisan government with namby-pamby policymaking are horrified by the thought that Republicans might keep control of the Pentagon.


  1. Wednesday, June 12, 2013: Immigration, welfare and gun control

    Posted June 11, 2013, at 2:21 p.m. The June 6 BDN OpEd by Jonette Christian, “Immigration reform: Get it right this time,” is a classic example of an attempt to rationalize xenophobia and to equate immigration with the source of economic and social demise.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bangor Daily News

  2. Which Rory McIlroy Will We See at Merion in 2013 US Open?

    Judging by the Jekyll and Hyde act Rory McIlroy has performed this season, predicting how he will fare at Merion Golf Club for the 113 th  U.S. Open this week would equate to solving a Rubix Cube, blindfolded. Winless in 2013, McIlroy ’s been pedestrian at best with four mediocre finishes ranging from T25 to T57, as well as four top 10s and a controversial withdrawal from the Honda Classic on ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Cheapest sunscreens protect well

    In Consumer Reports’ latest ratings of sunscreens, Up & Up (Target) Continuous Spray Sport SPF 50 and Equate (Walmart) Ultra Protection Lotion SPF 50 earned the highest scores in tests and were among the least expensive.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News


  1. "Her character is supposed to be Hiro's Joker," said Masi Oka, who plays Hiro. "Batman has The Joker. Hiro has Daphne. This is the season where Hiro finally finds his arch nemesis, and it happens to be this Speedster. I kind of equate it more...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Masi Oka Source: News 10NBC

  2. "For a guy that wasn't at that game, didn't ref that game, to come out and say that, and in the situation he's in, I guess you could kind of say you could equate that to Charles Manson saying something about the Boston Strangler," Pollard said....
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Scot Pollard Source: WHDH-TV

  3. "I know my Republican opponents will try to equate health care for all Americans with government-run health care," Clinton said. "Don't let them fool us again."
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

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