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English adjective: equal

1. equal having the same quantity, value, or measure as another


SamplesOn equal terms.
All men are equal before the law.


Similarclose, coequal, coordinate, equidistant, equilateral, equivalent, even, even, fifty-fifty, half-and-half, isochronal, isochronous, isoclinal, isoclinic, isometric, isometrical, isothermal, level, quits, tantamount, tied, tight


See alsocommensurate, comparable, same


Attributeequality


Antonymsunequal

2. equal having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task


SamplesShe had adequate training.
Her training was adequate.
She was adequate to the job.
He was equal to the task.


Synonymsadequate


Similaradequate to, capable, competent, equal to, up to


See alsosatisfactory


Attributeadequacy, adequateness


Antonymsinadequate, unequal


English noun: equal

1. equal (person) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group


Synonymscompeer, match, peer


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)associate, backup, backup man, coeval, contemporary, fill-in, gangsta, relief, reliever, replacement, stand-in, substitute, successor, townsman


Member meronympeer group


English verb: equal

1. equal (stative) be identical or equivalent to


SamplesOne dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!.


Synonymsbe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)agree, check, correspond, correspond, correspond, equate, fit, gibe, jibe, match, represent, stand for, tally, translate


Antonymsdiffer

2. equal (stative) be equal to in quality or ability


SamplesNothing 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.


Synonymsmatch, rival, touch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compete, contend, vie


Verb groupequal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

3. equal (change) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching


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


Synonymsequalise, equalize, equate, match


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)draw, homogenise, homogenize, homologise, homologize, tie


Verb groupequal, match, rival, touch









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