VERBS be, seem | become
ADV. exactly, precisely | almost, closely, essentially, practically | approximately, broadly, more or less, roughly the price we would pay elsewhere for a broadly equivalent house
PREP. in, to These first computers were equivalent in power to a modern calculator.
ADJ. direct, exact, nearest the nearest equivalent we have to a carnival | approximate | modern the modern equivalent of the village inn | American, British, etc.
VERB + EQUIVALENT have a word which has no direct equivalent in English
PREP. ~ for There is no exact male equivalent for witches. | ~ in It is the approximate equivalent in height to the Matterhorn. | ~ of This qualification is the equivalent of a degree. | ~ to This concert hall has been described as the American equivalent to London's Albert Hall.