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equal

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈiːkwəl/
someone or something who is as important, successful, etc. as someone or something else: be the equal of sb/be sb's equal The EU increasingly sees itself as the equal of the US. On a professional and personal level the two men were equals.treat/accept/see sb as an equal Even though I was only a trainee, I was treated as an equal by the other staff.
Translations of “equal”
in Korean 동등한 사람, 동등한 것…
in Arabic نَظير…
in Portuguese igual…
in Catalan igual…
in Japanese 同等…
in Italian pari, simile…
in Chinese (Traditional) (應獲得同等待遇的)同等重要的人或物…
in Russian равный, ровня…
in Turkish aynı haklara/fırsatlara/yeteneğe sahip kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (应获得同等待遇的)同等的人或物…
in Polish partner…
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