It takes a strange mentality to equate that with a seriously ill human being.
Standard courses in economics talk about the law of demand and supply, where prices are determined to equate the two.
Those ships he speaks of equate to jobs at shipyards, the planes to jobs at Boeing/Lockeed/etc.
It may be hard to equate John Kerry now with the same man in 2004 and 1971.
Producers often tend to equate harder-hitting crime stories with a city setting – from Cracker and Prime Suspect to Luther.
In other words, taxes and profits, by the operation of the laws of human nature, constantly tend to equate themselves.
"By God, if he should try that—to equate her from Logical into reject—" He gestured helplessly.
We cannot equate this with a purely biological freedom or vitality, or spontaneity.
It is a more serious difficulty that Paul knows of no Longobardic king with a name which we can equate with Sceaf.
Thousands of differences perplex the attempt to equate the measure of moral desert to men.
early 15c., from Latin aequatus "level, levelled, even," past participle of aequare "make even or uniform, make equal," from aequus "level, even, equal" (see equal (adj.)). Earliest use in English was of astrological calculation, then "to make equal;" meaning "to regard as equal" is early 19c. Related: Equated; equating.