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equal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word equal

Definition
(noun) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Synonyms : compeer , match , peer

Definition
(verb) be identical or equivalent to
Synonyms : be
Example Sentence
  • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

Definition
(verb) be equal to in quality or ability
Synonyms : match , rival , touch
Example Sentence
  • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
  • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
  • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

Definition
(verb) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Synonyms : equalise , equalize , equate , match
Example Sentence
  • let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
  • The company matched the discount policy of its competitors

Definition
(adj) having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
Example Sentence
  • on equal terms
  • all men are equal before the law

Definition
(adj) having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Synonyms : adequate
Example Sentence
  • she had adequate training
  • her training was adequate
  • she was adequate to the job
  • he was equal to the task

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