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English verb: equate

1. equate (cognition) consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous


SamplesWe can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans.
You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed.


Synonymscompare, liken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)consider, study

2. equate (stative) be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics


Synonymscorrespond


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be, equal

3. equate (change) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching


SamplesLet's equalize the duties among all employees in this office.
The company matched the discount policy of its competitors.


Synonymsequal, equalise, equalize, match


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)draw, homogenise, homogenize, homologise, homologize, tie


Verb groupequal, match, rival, touch









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