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English definition of “equal”

equal

verb [L only + noun, T] (BE THE SAME)    /ˈiː.kwəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to be the same in value or amount as something else : 16 ounces equals one pound .Being or appearing similar or the same to achieve the same standard or level as someone else , or the same standard or level as you did before: We raised over $500 for charity last year and we're hoping to equal that this year .Being or appearing similar or the same
(Definition of equal verb (BE THE SAME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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