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English definition of “equal”
equal noun [C]
› 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.