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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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The impact of different anchors on observed score equating were evaluated and compared with respect to systematic error (bias), random equating error (standard errors of equating), and total equating error (RMSE) using empirical data.
In this paper, we develop a new chained equipercentile equating procedure for the nonequivalent groups with anchor test (NEAT) design under the assumptions of the classical test theory model.
This report proposes an empirical Bayes approach to the problem of equating scores on test forms taken by very small numbers of test takers.
This study investigated kernel equating methods by comparing these methods to operational equatings for two tests in the SAT Subject Tests[TM] program.
In this report, an alternative item response theory (IRT) observed score equating method was newly developed.
Three popular equating methods that can be used with a NEAT design are the poststratification equating method, the chain equipercentile equating method, and the item-response-theory observed-score-equating method.