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verb equate pronunciation in British English /ɪˈkweɪt/
Word Forms
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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