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equate (someone or something) with (someone or something)

To perceive someone or something as being representative or equivalent to someone or 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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someone to someone else and equate something to something else to claim that someone is in some manner the same as someone else; to claim that something is in some manner the same as something else. I would equate Tom to Wallywhen it comes to native ability. You cannot equate my car to that jalopy you drive!
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Across Kuwait, North America and Europe, Equate Group operates a wide range of industrial chemical facilities that produce more than 5 million tons of ethylene-related products per year.
Established in 1995, Equate is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company, Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC).
On his part, Aquatech's Managing Director Devesh Sharma said, "We are honored that EQUATE has shown full confidence in Aquatech's innovative technical capabilities and has selected us as partners towards this critical initiative.
Al-Gharabally added "In line with the requirements of ISCO 14001 EQUATE implements several programs to ensure that its business operations and business activities are safe, environmentally sound and friendly to the health.
You can't count on them to have the Equate products you like.
We now have a formal program to test Equate products throughout the year using independent labs to ensure the quality.
The activities were conducted with the participation of EQUATE Sustainability Committee Members Shirin Kamshad and Asrar Mohammad.
Through using the Smart Civil ID to electronically identify the user, the kiosks will allow Equate employees to instantly issue a number of authenticated HR certificates, such as salary certificate, salary continuity certificate, "To Whom It May Concern" letters, as well as other relevant matters, it stated.
Equate Petrochemical has secured Responsible Care (RC) 14001 certification, to become the first company in Kuwait to earn such a prestigious international endorsement.
Equated total scores can be used as an anchor to equate the subscores because the total equated scores are comparable across both the new and the old forms.
Equate Petrochemical Company has announced the appointment of Tareq Al Kandari as senior executive for business development.
93ybillion Equate olefins complex came on full stream, until end-1999.
EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, has always made an effort to strengthen engagement with its employees' and their families.
KUWAIT, July 10 (KUNA) -- Equate Petrochemical Company announced Monday it has temporarily suspended work in Ethylene 2 plant due to a technical fault, as the company is investigating all the details on that matter.