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    equal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word equal

    (noun) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    Synonyms : compeer , match , peer
    (verb) be identical or equivalent to
    Synonyms : be
    Example Sentence
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!
    (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
    (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
    (adj) having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
    Example Sentence
    • on equal terms
    • all men are equal before the law
    (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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