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Compare meaning

compare - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.
  2. 2. To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.
  3. 3. To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing "- er" and "- est" to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing " more" and " most", or " less" and " least", to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.
  4. 4. To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.
  5. 5. To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.
  6. 6. Comparison.
  7. 7. Illustration by comparison; simile.
  8. 8. To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire
  9. 9. To be like or equal.
  10. 10. To examine with reference to likeness or unlikeness; to liken.

compare - examples of usage

  1. That brief moving experience over, there is little the sea can give us to compare with the land. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. Go forth, Sister, and make glad his heart, for there is none of our braves who can compare with him." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. " She was a grown woman," he added, " and therefore it boots not to compare her with the child thou art." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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