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