English - Vietnamese Dictionary
equal /'i:kwəl/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- đủ sức, đủ khả năng; đáp ứng được
- to be equal to one's responsibility: có đủ khả năng làm tròn nhiệm vụ của mình
- to be equal to the occasion: có đủ khả năng đối phó với tình hình
- to be equal to someone's expectation: đáp ứng được sự mong đợi của ai
- danh từ
- người ngang hàng, người ngang tài ngang sức
- (số nhiều) vật ngang nhau, vật bằng nhau
- ngoại động từ
- bằng, ngang, sánh kịp, bì kịp
+a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
+be identical or equivalent to
+be equal to in quality or ability
+make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
+well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
+equal in amount or value
Advanced English Dictionary
1 identical, the same (as), interchangeable, one and the same, coequal, selfsame; like, alike, tantamount, similar (to), equivalent, commensurate:
This year's sales figures are equal to last year's.
2 uniform, regular, corresponding, correspondent, congruent, congruous, (evenly) balanced, (evenly) matched, matching; equivalent, even; commensurate, comparable, proportionate, (evenly) proportioned, harmonious, symmetrical; Colloq fifty-fifty, Brit level pegging, US even Steven:
Women are entitled to equal employment opportunities. The scores are equal.
3 equal to. up to, capable of, fit(ted) or suited or suitable for, adequate for, Archaic or literary sufficient unto:
Are you sure that Renwick is equal to the responsibility?
4 peer, colleague, fellow, brother, mate, counterpart, equivalent, alter ego, compeer:
Constance is certainly anyone's equal in intelligence.
5 match, meet, even, correspond (to), square (with), tally (with), tie (with), parallel, come up to; rival:
He will never be able to equal the world record.
adjective, noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sb/sth) the same in size, quantity, value, etc. as sth else: There is an equal number of boys and girls in the class. + One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint of beer. + two pieces of wood equal in length / of equal length + An area of forest equal to the size of Wales has been destroyed.
Help Note: You can use exactly, precisely, approximately, etc. with equal in this meaning.
2 having the same rights or being treated the same as other people, without differences such as race, religion or sex being considered: equal rights / pay + The company has an equal opportunities policy (= gives the same chances of employment to everyone). + the desire for a more equal society (= in which everyone has the same rights and chances)
Help Note: You can use more with equal in this meaning.
3 ~ to sth (formal) having the necessary strength, courage and ability to deal with sth successfully: I hope that he proves equal to the challenge.
See also - EQUALLY
Idioms: on equal terms (with sb) having the same advantages and disadvantages as sb else: Can our industry compete on equal terms with its overseas rivals?
more at THING
a person or thing of the same quality or with the same status, rights, etc. as another: She treats the people who work for her as her equals. + Our cars are the equal of those produced anywhere in the world.
Idioms: be without equal
have no equal (formal) to be better than anything else or anyone else of the same type: He is a player without equal. + As a family holiday destination, the seaside has no equal.
more at FIRST n.
+ verb (-ll-, AmE -l-)
1 linking verb [V-N] to be the same in size, quantity, value, etc. as sth else: 2x plus y equals 7 (2x+y=7) + A metre equals 39.38 inches.
2 [VN] to be as good as sth else or do sth to the same standard as sb else: This achievement is unlikely ever to be equalled. + Her hatred of religion is equalled only by her loathing for politicians. + With his last jump he equalled the world record.
3 [VN] to lead to or result in sth: Cooperation equals success.
VERB + EQUAL
regard sb as, treat sb as
He did not regard himself as her intellectual equal.
as an ~
He talks even to small children as equals.
| between ~s
An interview should be a conversation between equals.
| without ~
His guitar playing is without equal.
be sb's equal
I shall never be his equal at chess.
| first among equals
He was regarded as the ‘first among equals’ by the other office clerks.
| have few equals
When it comes to plain speaking, she has few equals.
| have no equal
In fighting, they had no equals. adj
1 same in size/quantity/value, etc.
be | become | make sth
We moved some of the better players to make the two sides equal.
absolutely, exactly, in every way, precisely
Their test results were equal in every way.
| almost, nearly, virtually | about, approximately, more or less, roughly
The EU nations together have an economy about equal in size to that of the US.
| just | at least
Fitness is important in sport, but of at least equal importance are skills.
The two books are more or less equal in length.
Three feet is roughly equal to one metre.
2 having the same rights
be | be born
I believe everyone is born equal.
genuinely, truly 3 equal to sth
able to do sth
be, feel, prove, seem
I hope that he proves equal to the challenge.
| become | make sb
I felt that nothing could make me equal to the demands being made of me.
I felt more than equal to the task.
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