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Definition 1: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for equal in the sense of this definition

(equal is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of equal ) a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor

"he had to consult his associate before continuing"

(... is a kind of equal ) a person of nearly the same age as another

(... is a kind of equal ) (Black English) a member of a youth gang

(... is a kind of equal ) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes" "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

(... is a kind of equal ) a person who follows next in order

"he was President Lincoln's successor"

(... is a kind of equal ) a person from the same town as yourself

"a fellow townsman"

(... is a member of equal) contemporaries of the same status

Definition 2: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching - [verb of change]

Samples where equal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
  • The company matched the discount policy of its competitors

Synonyms for equal in the sense of this definition

(equal is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of equal ) make homologous

(... is a kind of equal ) cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing

"homogenize the main ingredients"

(... is a kind of equal ) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

"The teams drew a tie"

(equal has a similar meaning as ...) be equal to in quality or ability

"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 3: be identical or equivalent to - [verb of stative]

Samples where equal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

Synonyms for equal in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of equal ) be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

(... is a kind of equal ) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

(... is a kind of equal ) take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to

"Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an `h' in Greek stands for an `s' in Latin"

(... is a kind of equal ) be equivalent in effect

"the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"

Definition 4: be equal to in quality or ability - [verb of stative]

Samples where equal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for equal in the sense of this definition

(equal is a kind of ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(equal has a similar meaning as ...) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

Definition 5: having the same quantity, value, or measure as another - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where equal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on equal terms
  • all men are equal before the law

(equal is similar to ...) equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced

"even amounts of butter and sugar" "on even terms" "it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split" "had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance" "an even fight"

(equal is similar to ...) having equal magnetic inclinations

(equal is similar to ...) equal in duration or interval

"the oscillations were isochronal"

(equal is similar to ...) in equal parts

"a half-and-half mixture"

(equal is similar to ...) of a process or change taking place at constant temperature

(equal is similar to ...) having all sides or faces equal

(equal is similar to ...) the same distance apart at every point

(equal is similar to ...) of equal importance, rank, or degree

(equal is similar to ...) having the same standing before the law

(equal is similar to ...) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

"a close contest" "a close election" "a tight game"

(equal is similar to ...) being essentially equal to something

"it was as good as gold" "a wish that was equivalent to a command" "his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt"

(equal is similar to ...) on equal terms by payment or requital

"we're now quits" "finally quits with the loan"

(equal is similar to ...) of the score in a contest

"the score is tied"

(equal is similar to ...) having equal dimensions or measurements

(means also ...) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

"curtains the same color as the walls" "two girls of the same age" "mother and son have the same blue eyes" "animals of the same species" "the same rules as before" "two boxes having the same dimensions" "the same day next year"

(means also ...) able to be compared or worthy of comparison

(means also ...) corresponding in size or degree or extent

"pay should be commensurate with the time worked"

(... are attributes of equal) the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

Definition 6: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where equal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she had adequate training
  • her training was adequate
  • she was adequate to the job
  • he was equal to the task

Synonyms for equal in the sense of this definition

(equal is similar to ...) having the requisite qualities for

"equal to the task" "the work isn't up to the standard I require"

(equal is similar to ...) adequate, but not outstanding or exceptional

"a competent performance"

(means also ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

(... are attributes of equal) the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:

"he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"

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