Word of the Week
: to say that (something) is similar to something else
: to look at (two or more things) closely in order to see what is similar or different about them or in order to decide which one is better
: to be as good or as bad as something else : to be on the same level or in the same category as something else
Full Definition of COMPARE
1: to represent as similar : liken <shall I compare thee to a summer's day? — Shakespeare>
2a : to examine the character or qualities of especially in order to discover resemblances or differences <compare your responses with the answers>
b : to view in relation to <tall compared to me> <easy compared with the last test>
3: to inflect or modify (an adjective or adverb) according to the degrees of comparison
1: to bear being compared <the two don't even begin to compare>
2: to make comparisons
3: to be equal or alike <nothing compares to you>
Examples of COMPARE
- The singer's voice has been compared to that of Elvis.
- We each did the homework assignment, then compared answers.
- I compared several bicycles before buying one.