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Entry Word: equal
Function: verb
Text: 1 to produce something equal to (as in quality or value) <no one has equaled Shakespeare's plays>
Synonyms match, meet, tie
Related Words beat, excel, outdo, surpass, top; amount (to), approach, touch; measure (up), rival
2 to be the same in meaning or effect <being confined to home for a whole weekend would equal a death sentence in the minds of a lot of teens> -- see AMOUNT (to) 2
3 to be the exact counterpart of <in the British system a public school equals an American prep school> -- see MATCH 1