- equate [ē kwāt′, ikwāt′]vt.equated, equating [ME equaten < L aequatus, pp. of aequare, to make equal < aequus, plain, even]1.a) to make equal or equivalent; equalizeb) to treat, regard, or express as equal, equivalent, identical, or closely related [to equate wealth with happiness]2. Math. to state or express the equality of; put in the form of an equationvi.to be equalequatableadj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.