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verb equate pronunciation in British English /ɪˈkweɪt/
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present tense
present participleequating
past tenseequated
past participleequated
  1. 1
    [transitive] to consider something to be the same as something else
    equate something with/to something:

    These people seem to equate honesty with weakness.

    equate something and something:

    Don’t make the mistake of equating high test scores and intelligence.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to be the same as something
    equate with/to:

    Market rates don’t always equate with reasonable prices.


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