Meaning of “equate” in the English Dictionary

"equate" in American English

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equateverb [ T always + adv/prep ]

us /ɪˈkweɪt/

to consider as the same, or to connect in your mind:

People sometimes equate money with happiness.

(Definition of “equate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equate" in Business English

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equateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈkweɪt/ us

to consider that one thing is the same as or similar to something else:

be equated with sth Fast cars are often equated with power and sex appeal.
equate sth with sth Most customers equate the value of a product solely with its price tag.

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(Definition of “equate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)