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verb \kəm-ˈper\

: 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

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

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

  1. The singer's voice has been compared to that of Elvis.
  2. We each did the homework assignment, then compared answers.
  3. I compared several bicycles before buying one.

Full Definition of COMPARE

2compare noun

: the possibility of comparing <beauty beyond compare>;

also : something with which to be compared <a city without compare>