Translation of equivaler in English:

equivaler

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (valer lo mismo)
    equivaler a algo to be equivalent to sth
    • ¿a cuánto equivalen mil euros en libras? how much is a thousand euros equivalent to / worth in pounds?
  • 2

    (suponer, significar)
    equivaler a algo to amount to sth
    • su negativa equivale a un insulto his refusal is as good as / amounts to an insult
    • eso equivale a decir que el fin justifica los medios that's equivalent to saying / that's as good as saying that the end justifies the means