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- To equate, to consider or make equal or equivalent (to, with).
1979, Bernard Berenson, Aesthetics and history in the visual arts, page 84:
- Visceral values, which I equivalate with colour values, are closely related to thermal or temperature values.
2008, Patricia Bjaaland Welch, Chinese art: a guide to motifs and visual imagery, page 12:
- "The Chinese are much addicted to the doctrine of signatures," writes one author, which creates relationships on visual physical grounds (such as equivalating the seed-laden pomegranate with fertility).
- To equal, to be equivalent (to).
1976, Herman Parret, History of linguistic thought and contemporary linguistics, page 262:
- I want, however, to stress one further fact: because syncategoremata may be construed with whole sentences, the suspicion arises that they may somehow equivalate whole sentences.
2002, Janice M. Kozma, Grazia Deledda's eternal adolescents, page 131:
- In a riveting analysis of this very phenomenon, The Dance of Anger, Harriet Lerner discusses at length the notion that human relationships equivalate to a " dance" where each partner learns the steps and sticks to the script, […]