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.
I can't even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It's a nightmare. John Mayer
Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison. Jerry Garcia
I've learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship. Jill Scott
I get constant reminders from fans who equate that game and my career as one and the same. Wilt Chamberlain
We can't equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs. Jimmy Carter