Associations to the word «Compare»

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COMPARE, verb. (transitive) To assess the similarities and differences between two or more things ["to compare X with Y"]. Having made the comparison of X with Y, one might have found it similar to Y or different from Y.
COMPARE, verb. (transitive) To declare two things to be similar in some respect ["to compare X to Y"].
COMPARE, verb. (transitive) (grammar) To form the three degrees of comparison of (an adjective).
COMPARE, verb. (intransitive) To be similar (often used in the negative).
COMPARE, verb. (obsolete) To get; to obtain.
COMPARE, noun. Comparison
COMPARE, noun. Illustration by comparison; simile

Dictionary definition

COMPARE, noun. Qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare".
COMPARE, verb. Examine and note the similarities or differences of; "John compared his haircut to his friend's"; "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie".
COMPARE, verb. Be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes".
COMPARE, verb. Consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed".
COMPARE, verb. To form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb.

Wise words

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.
Robert Louis Stevenson