Synonyms of equal in English:

equal


See definition of equal

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, level, evenly proportioned, well matched, on a par, on an equal footing

informal fifty-fifty, level pegging, neck and neck

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, be level with, measure up to, achieve

3‘the fable equals that of any other poet’

SYNONYMS

be as good as, be equal with, be even with, be level 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

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

      equal