UK [ɪˈkweɪt] / US [ɪˈkˌweɪt] verb
Word forms "equate":
present tense I/you/we/they equate he/she/it equates present participle equating past tense equated past participle equated
1) [transitive] to consider something to be the same as something else
equate something with/to something:

These people seem to equate honesty with weakness.

equate something and something:

Don't make the mistake of equating high test scores and intelligence.

2) [intransitive] to be the same as something
equate with/to:

Market rates don't always equate with reasonable prices.

English dictionary. 2014.