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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 equate /ɪˈkwet, ˈiˌ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·quate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equated; p. pr. & vb. n. Equating.]  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.
    Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both to F[rench] rolle.   --Skeat (Etymol. Dict. ).
 Equating for grades Railroad Engin., adding to the measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent.
 Equating for curves, adding half a mile for each 360 degrees of curvature.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We
           can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot
           equate success in financial matters with greed" [syn: compare,
      2: be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics [syn: correspond]
      3: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's
         equalize the duties among all employees in this office";
         "The company matched the discount policy of its
         competitors" [syn: equal, match, equalize, equalise]