- To make equal or equivalent.
- To reduce to a standard or an average; equalize.
- To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent.
- To be or seem to be equal; correspond.
- To result in.
- In <em>entomology</em>, smooth, as a surface; having no special elevations or depressions. Also <internalXref urlencoded="equal">equal</internalXref>.
- To make equal or equivalent; regard or treat as equal.
- To reduce to an average; make such correction or allowance in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison, or will bring to a true result: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="equate">equate</internalXref> observations in astronomy.
- To be equal or equivalent to; equal.
- To join by the sign of equality.
- In the preparation of the running schedules for trains, to make an allowance of an imaginary increase in length of line, on account of and as an equivalent of the retardation due to curves.
- 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
- adding to the measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent.
- adding half a mile for each 360 degrees of curvature.
- To consider <xref>equal</xref>, to state as being <xref>equivalent</xref>.
- make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
- be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
- consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous