Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun equal

1 sense of equal

Sense 1
peer, equal, match, compeer -- (a person who is of equal standing with another in a group)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of verb equal

1 of 3 senses of equal

Sense 1
equal, be -- (be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!")
       Antonym of differ (Sense 1)
      => differ -- (be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb equal

3 senses of equal

Sense 1
equal, be -- (be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!")

Sense 2
equal, touch, rival, match -- (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")
       => compete, vie, contend -- (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

Sense 3
equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Antonyms of adj equal

2 senses of equal

Sense 1
equal (vs. unequal) -- (having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law")

unequal (vs. equal) -- (poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure)
        => anisometric, unsymmetrical -- (having unsymmetrical parts or unequal dimensions or measurements)
        => mismatched, uneven -- ((of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents; "vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church")
        => nonequivalent -- (not equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, or significance)
        => odds-on -- (having a better than even chance of success; "the odds-on favorite")
        => unbalanced -- (debits and credits are not equal)
        => unequalized, unequalised -- (not caused to be equal)

Sense 2
adequate (vs. inadequate), equal -- (having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task")


Similarity of adj equal

2 senses of equal

Sense 1
equal (vs. unequal) -- (having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law")
       => equivalent, tantamount (predicate) -- (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")
       => close, tight -- ((of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game")
       => coequal -- (having the same standing before the law)
       => coordinate -- (of equal importance, rank, or degree)
       => equidistant -- (the same distance apart at every point)
       => equilateral -- (having all sides or faces equal)
       => even, fifty-fifty -- (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")
       => half-and-half -- (in equal parts; "a half-and-half mixture")
       => isochronal, isochronous -- (equal in duration or interval; "the oscillations were isochronal")
       => isoclinal, isoclinic -- (having equal magnetic inclinations)
       => isometric, isometrical -- (having equal dimensions or measurements)
       => isothermal -- (of a process or change taking place at constant temperature)
       => quits -- (on equal terms by payment or requital; "we're now quits"; "finally quits with the loan")
       => tied (predicate), even, level (predicate) -- (of the score in a contest; "the score is tied")
          Also See-> commensurate#1; comparable#1; same#2

Sense 2
adequate (vs. inadequate), equal -- (having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task")
       => adequate to (predicate), capable, equal to (predicate), up to (predicate) -- (having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require")
       => competent -- (adequate for the purpose; "a competent performance")
          Also See-> satisfactory#1

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