[ UK /ˈiːkwə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈikwəɫ/ ]
  1. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
    The company matched the discount policy of its competitors
    let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
  2. be identical or equivalent to
    One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!
  3. be equal to in quality or ability
    Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents
    Nothing can rival cotton for durability
  1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  1. having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
    on equal terms
    all men are equal before the law
  2. having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
    he was equal to the task
    she had adequate training
    her training was adequate
    she was adequate to the job
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How To Use equal In A Sentence

  • She may have arrived late or it is equally possible that she never went there at all.
  • The contours show combinations of mimic phenotypes that are attacked by predators with equal probability.
  • But she's no diva and enjoys her role in the band on equal footing with two men. The Sun
  • Many specialized institutions now equal the university in repute.
  • The orbit of the earth (or the circle which the sun seems to describe round the earth), is called the ecliptic, which is divided into twelve equal parts, called signs, and are distinguished by the following names and marks, [again, the symbols for the signs can be seen in the A Museum for Young Gentlemen and Ladies Or, a Private Tutor for Little Masters and Misses
  • The police force is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
  • Oman: three horizontal bands of white, red, and green of equal width with a broad, vertical, red band on the hoist side; the national emblem (a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards) in white is centered at the top of the vertical band The 2001 CIA World Factbook
  • In year 2000, central government established the "going out" strategy which is equally important as and to accelerate each other with the " brining in" strategy.
  • One way to draw this is to start with an equilateral triangle, which has three sides of equal length.
  • Fontaine has prettily set it off, and an anonymous writer has composed it in Latin Anacreontic verses; and at length our Prior has given it with equal gaiety and freedom. Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
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