equate with

equate with (someone or something)

To liken someone or something to something else. I think I enjoy summer so much because I just equate warm weather with happiness. I often let my kids play with my parents' very docile dog so that they don't equate dogs with fear.
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equate someone or something with someone or something

to compare people and things, in any combination. I tend to equate Tom with trouble. I equate the Johnsons with a long boring evening.
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In addition, EQUATE Board extended utmost appreciation to Al-Terkait for his pioneering leadership of EQUATE with outstanding global success at all levels since 2001, expressing congratulations and best wishes to Mohammad Husain who will succeed Al-Terkait as EQUATE CEO during April 2012.