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equal

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1 marked by justice, honesty, and freedom from bias

  • the basic belief that everyone is entitled to equal opportunity in employment
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2 resembling another in every respect

  • as far as I can see, except for the high price, the store-brand jacket is equal to the jacket with the designer label
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much of a muchness

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3 having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance

  • looking for someone equal to the challenge of running a large state university
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on the ball

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same, selfsame, very, identical, equivalent, equal mean not different or not differing from one another. same may imply and selfsame always implies that the things under consideration are one thing and not two or more things.
    • took the same route
    • derived from the selfsame source
very, like selfsame, may imply identity, or, like same may imply likeness in kind.
    • the very point I was trying to make
identical may imply selfsameness or suggest absolute agreement in all details.
    • identical results
equivalent implies amounting to the same thing in worth or significance.
    • two houses equivalent in market value
equal implies being identical in value, magnitude, or some specified quality.
    • equal shares in the business

equal

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one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value

  • a basketball player who truly has no equal in his sport
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equal

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1 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value)

  • no one has equaled Shakespeareʼs plays
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2 to be the same in meaning or effect

  • being confined to home for a whole weekend would equal a death sentence in the minds of a lot of teens
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3 to be the exact counterpart of

  • in the British system a public school equals an American prep school
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