Synonyms of 'equate'
1 identifyDictionary, associate, connect
I equate suits with power and authority.
2 make equal, match, balance
relying on arbitrage to equate prices between the various stock exchanges
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If you associate someone or something with another thing, the two are connected in your mind.
We've got the idea of associating progress with the future.
If you balance one thing with something different, each of the things has the same strength or importance.
Balance spicy dishes with mild ones.
Thesaurus for equate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you equate one thing with another, or if you say that one thing equates with another, you believe that they are strongly connected .