Adjective "equating" definition and examples

(Equating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˈkweɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Consider (one thing) to be the same as or equivalent to another.
  1. '‘You don't have to be musical, so anyone can learn,’ says Helen, who equates a ten-minute peal to a light workout with weights in a gym.'
  2. 'I liked the section equating sanctions with weapons of mass destruction.'
  3. 'Those who equate hunting foxes with abusing children reduce humanity to the moral equivalent of mice.'
  4. 'By effectively branding one of its professors racist and equating his opinion with the stance of the entire department, what effect can there be but a bad opinion of the department?'
  5. 'No one is equating babies with commodities, but the principles of supply and demand apply.'
  6. 'The two doctors say they were forced to pull out of providing cover because the hospital was not paying them enough to cover costs, equating their contracts to charity work.'
  7. 'Presidents are fond of equating their power with benevolent leadership.'
  8. 'Therefore, there is contextual Biblical evidence for equating these two Hebrew words, at least in some cases.'
  9. 'That is probably the main impression, but that's not to say that people are equating the two.'
  10. 'The cave dwellers equate the shadows with reality, naming them, talking about them, and even linking sounds from outside the cave with the movements on the wall.'
  11. 'that sum equates to half a million pounds today'
  12. 'By placing this business with one or more agencies by competitive tender, personnel staff have indicated that they would expect a saving of at least five per cent, equating to approximately £50,000.'
  13. 'On this basis the shares are currently trading at 10.4 times earnings in 2004, equating to a 35 per cent discount to its peers.'
  14. 'For example, there would be a £111,000 cut in economic development activities, equating to about five per cent of the budgets for the promotion of tourism and available development sites.'
  15. 'The number of accidents resulting in serious or fatal injuries has fallen by an average of 28 per cent a year, equating to 21 serious accidents that have been prevented.'
  16. 'Unions say the latest offer is a complex deal under which all workers would receive a lump sum in December equating to a 2.7 per cent rise for the six month-period from April to September.'
  17. 'Vehicle crime has dropped by 2.5 per cent, meaning 64 fewer victims in the past seven months, and domestic burglary has fallen by 10 per cent, equating to 137 fewer victims.'
  18. 'This equates to nearly 40 per cent of all packaging placed on the Irish market.'
  19. 'The charges I shall have to pay to park weekly will equate to almost the equivalent of a year's subscriptions to be a choir member.'
  20. 'This equates to a 6.12 per cent movement in the thresholds every three years.'
  21. 'In the world where we live, the here and now, money equates to power, especially in the political arena.'
  22. 'Separately, the real risk-free rate is an equilibrium rate, equating the overall supply and demand for funds.'
  23. 'Equating supply and demand is a double-edged sword.'
  24. 'The efficient amount of news coverage equates the value of the marginal story with the value of alternative uses of these resources.'

More definitions

1. to regard, treat, or represent as equivalent: We cannot equate the possession of wealth with goodness.

2. to state the equality of or between; put in the form of an equation: to equate growing prosperity with the physical health of a nation.

3. to reduce to an average; make such correction or allowance in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison.

More examples(as adjective)

"benefits can be equating."

"architectures can be equating."

Origin

(equate)Middle English (in the sense ‘make equal, balance’): from Latin aequat- ‘made level or equal’, from the verb aequare, from aequus (see equal). Current senses date from the mid 19th century.