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equate

e·quate

equate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih kweIt [or] i kweIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: equated, equates, equating
definition: to make or consider to be equal or equivalent.
Classroom learning is essential, but it cannot be equated with experience on the job.Her parents equate money with success.
similar words:
identify, level
derivations: equatable (adj.), equatability (n.)
Word Parts
The word equate contains the following parts:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).