be equivalent

See: compensate
References in classic literature ?
As to King Charles, the question must be viewed differently; in receiving and aiding him, France will censure the acts of the English nation, and thus so essentially harm England, and especially the well-being of the government, that such a proceeding will be equivalent to pronounced hostilities.
Mayzo has introduced BLS 1710, a hydroxyphenyl benzotriazole that is said to be equivalent to Tinuvin P.