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equitableadjective

 us   /ˈek·wɪ·t̬ə·bəl/
treating everyone ​equally; ​fair: She ​charged that women are being ​denied equitable ​pay.
(Definition of equitable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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equitableadjective

uk   /ˈek.wɪ.tə.bl̩/  us   /-t̬ə-/ formal
treating everyone ​fairly and in the same way: an equitable ​taxsystem
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equitably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
If the ​law is to be ​effective it must be ​applied equitably.
(Definition of equitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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equitableadjective

uk   us   /ˈekwɪtəbl/ formal
fair to all the ​people or ​organizations involved in a ​situation: New ​legislation should ensure ​faircompetition and equitable ​treatment for all the ​marketplayers. an equitable ​distribution of ​wealth/​resources/​profits
equitably
adverb /ˈekwɪtəbli/  us /-ṱə-/
The ​taxburdenneeds to be ​shared more equitably.
(Definition of equitable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “equitable”
in Spanish equitativo, justo…
in Vietnamese công bằng…
in Malaysian adil…
in Thai ที่ยุติธรรม…
in French équitable…
in German gerecht…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公平合理的, 公正的…
in Turkish eşit muamele eden, hakka uygun, adaletli…
in Russian беспристрастный…
in Indonesian adil…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公平合理的, 公正的…
in Polish sprawiedliwy, równy…
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