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American English: /əˈkwɪv(ə)lənt/
British English: /ɪˈkwɪv(ə)l(ə)nt/

Translation of equivalent in Spanish:


  • 1 (equal)
    to be equivalent to something
    equivaler a algo
    $100 US was roughly equivalent to £50 sterling
    100 dólares americanos equivalían or eran equivalentes a unas 50 libras esterlinas
    his request was equivalent to a demand
    su petición era poco menos que una exigencia
    to be equivalent to -ing
    equivaler a + infinitive
    it is equivalent to increasing our prices by 7%
    equivale a aumentar nuestros precios en un 7%
    Example sentences
    • But hang on to the receipt in case you want to exchange it for something of equivalent value in case you don't need that day or you've had it before.
    • Farmers are now expecting prices to lift by an equivalent amount.
    • We will panic about being unable to afford to replace the boiler and then, on impulse, book a weekend in Ibiza that costs the equivalent amount.
  • 2 (corresponding)
    to be equivalent to something
    ser el equivalente de algo
    Example sentences
    • Additionally, the effect of watching fish was determined to be equivalent to the effect of hypnosis.
    • The effect is equivalent to always rejecting the face-up card that is passed to you.
    • Aids currently causes deaths equivalent to the Holocaust every two years.


  • there isn't an exact English equivalent for that word
    en inglés no hay (un) equivalente exacto de esa palabra
    Example sentences
    • This amount is the equivalent today to about $750, but in terms of rupees it is not an insignificant sum.
    • Money, the means of expression of value as a symbolic equivalent, is comparable, Marx said, to language.
    • Marias opens the piece by talking about how some phrases just don't have a similar equivalent in other languages.
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