Synonyms of equal in English:

equal


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adjective

1‘two lines of equal length’

SYNONYMS
identical, uniform, alike, like, the same, one and the same, equivalent, indistinguishable
matching, twin
comparable, similar, corresponding, correspondent, commensurate
ANTONYMS

unequal, different

2‘fares were equal to a fortnight's wages for a skilled craftsman’

SYNONYMS
equivalent, identical, amounting
proportionate, tantamount
the same as, commensurate with, on a par with
ANTONYMS

unequal, more than, less than

3‘the right to equal treatment before the law’

SYNONYMS
unbiased, impartial, non-partisan, fair, fair-minded, just, even-handed, equitable
unprejudiced, unbigoted, non-discriminatory, free from discrimination, egalitarian
neutral, objective, disinterested, without fear or favour
ANTONYMS

unequal, discriminatory

4‘a fair and equal contest’

SYNONYMS
evenly matched, evenly balanced, even, balanced, evenly proportioned, well matched, on a par, on an equal footing
informal fifty-fifty, neck and neck
British level
British informal level pegging
ANTONYMS

uneven, unequal


noun

1‘they did not treat him as their equal’

SYNONYMS
equivalent, peer, fellow, coequal, like
mate, twin, alter ego, counterpart, match, parallel
rare compeer
ANTONYMS

superior, inferior


verb

1‘thirty six divided by two equals eighteen’

SYNONYMS
be equal to, be equivalent to, be the same as, correspond to
come to, amount to, make, total, add up to
British tot up to

2‘he equalled the world record’

SYNONYMS
match, reach, parallel, come up to, measure up to, achieve
British be level with

3‘the fable equals that of any other poet’

SYNONYMS
be as good as, be equal with, be even with, be a match for, match, measure up to, come up to, equate with, be in the same league as, be in the same category as, be tantamount to
rival, compete with, contend with, vie with
British be level with
ANTONYMS

lose to, beat


Phrases

    equal to

    ‘Patricia was equal to the task’


    SYNONYMS
    capable of, fit for, up to, good enough for, strong enough for, adequate for, sufficient for, ready for
    suitable for, suited to, appropriate for
    informal up to scratch, having what it takes