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Verb: compare  kum'pehr
  1. 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"
     
  2. Be comparable
    "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
     
  3. Consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans";
    - liken, equate
     
  4. To form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb
Noun: compare  kum'pehr
  1. Qualities that are comparable
    "beyond compare";
    - comparison, equivalence, comparability

Derived forms: comparing, compares, compared

Type of: alikeness, analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], be, canvas, canvass, consider, examine, inflect, likeness, similitude, study

Encyclopedia: Compare