To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or curves; equated distances.
- To make equal or equivalent.
- To reduce to a standard or an average; equalize.
- To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent: equates inexperience with youth.
- To be or seem to be equal; correspond.