  # Equal vs. Equivalate: What's the Difference? ## Equal and Equivalate Definitions

#### Equal

Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another.

#### Equivalate

(transitive) To equate, to consider or make equal or equivalent (to, with).

#### Equal

(Mathematics) Being the same or identical to in value.

#### Equivalate

(intransitive) To equal, to be equivalent (to).

#### Equal

Having the same privileges, status, or rights
Citizens equal before the law.

#### Equal

Being the same for all members of a group
Gave every player an equal chance to win.

#### Equal

Having the requisite qualities, such as strength or ability, for a task or situation
"Elizabeth found herself quite equal to the scene" (Jane Austen).

#### Equal

Similar to or the same as another, as in ability
As the playoffs began, the teams were considered roughly equal.

#### Equal

One that is equal to another
These two models are equals in computing power.

#### Equal

To be equal to, especially in value.

#### Equal

To do, make, or produce something equal to
Equaled the world record in the mile run.

#### Equal

(not comparable) The same in all respects.
Equal conditions should produce equal results.
All men are created equal.

#### Equal

Exactly identical, having the same value.
All right angles are equal.

#### Equal

(obsolete) Fair, impartial.

#### Equal

(comparable) Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.
This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it.

#### Equal

(obsolete) Not variable; equable; uniform; even.
An equal movement

#### Equal

(music) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; not mixed.

#### Equal

To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.
Two plus two equals four.

#### Equal

(transitive) To make equivalent to; to cause to match.
David equaled the water levels of the bottles, so they now both contain exactly 1 liter.

#### Equal

(informal) To have as its consequence.
Losing this deal equals losing your job.
Might does not equal right.

#### Equal

A person or thing of equal status to others.
We're all equals here.
This beer has no equal.

#### Equal

(obsolete) State of being equal; equality.

#### Equal

Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; - applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.

#### Equal

Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English.
It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit.
Whose voice an equal messengerConveyed thy meaning mild.

#### Equal

Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.

#### Equal

Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
Are not my ways equal?
Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem.
Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise.

#### Equal

Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me.

#### Equal

Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; - opposed to mixed.

#### Equal

Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.

#### Equal

One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."
Those who were once his equals envy and defame him.

#### Equal

State of being equal; equality.

#### Equal

To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen urate with.
On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety.

#### Equal

Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her love.

#### Equal

To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.
He would not equal the mind that he found in himself to the infinite and incomprehensible.

#### Equal

A person who is of equal standing with another in a group

#### Equal

Be identical or equivalent to;
One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

#### Equal

Be equal to in quality or ability;
Nothing can rival cotton for durability
Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

#### Equal

Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;
Let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
The company matched the discount policy of its competitors

#### Equal

Well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;
On equal terms
All men are equal before the law

#### Equal

Equal in amount or value;
Like amounts
Equivalent amounts
The same amount
Gave one six blows and the other a like number
An equal number
The same number