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Noun: comparing  kum'peh-ring
  1. The act of examining resemblances
    - comparison
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

Type of: analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], be, canvass, consider, examination, examine, inflect, scrutiny, study

Encyclopedia: Comparing