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equal

e·qual

equal

 
 
pronunciation:
i kwl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having the same value, measure, or quantity as something else.
The two sisters are of equal intelligence.
synonyms:
equivalent, even, identical, like, matching, tantamount
antonyms:
different, unequal
similar words:
alike, balanced, coequal, commensurable, commensurate, comparable, coordinate, correspondent, level, mutual, same, similar, twin
definition 2: the same for everyone.
Each of us has an equal chance to win the game.They hope to guarantee equal job opportunities.
antonyms:
discriminatory, inequitable, unfair
similar words:
comparable, democratic, equitable, equivalent, even, fair, mutual, same, uniform
definition 3: having sufficient skills or ability to do a specified thing (fol. by to).
It was going to be a challenge, but he was equal to the task.
antonyms:
unequal
similar words:
able, adequate, capable, competent
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or thing that is the same as or equal to another.
At this year's chess tournament, he finally met his equal.You will have to learn to treat each other as equals.
synonyms:
compeer, equivalent, match, peer
similar words:
colleague, coordinate, counterpart, double, fellow, mate, rival, twin
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: equaled, equaling, equals
definition 1: to be the same as or equal to.
My workload easily equals yours.7 plus 5 equals 5 plus 7Last night's performance here in New York equaled the one I saw in London last year.
synonyms:
match, parallel, rival
similar words:
make, touch
definition 2: to perform at the same level as, or create something equal to.
If we equal today's efforts tomorrow, we'll finish the work on time.
similar words:
emulate, match, mirror, parallel, rival, touch
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derivation: equaled (adj.)
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