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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·qual, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equaled or Equalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Equaling or Equalling.]
 1. 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.   --Shak.
 2. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
    Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her love.   --Dryden.
 3. 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.   --Berkeley.