comparison, compare, equivalence, comparabilityverb
qualities that are comparable
"no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"
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"
"This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
compare, liken, equateverb
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"
to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb
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.
To declare two things to be similar in some respect ["to compare X to Y"].
Astronomers have compared comets to dirty snowballs
To form the three degrees of comparison of (an adjective).
We compare good as good, better, best
To be similar (often used in the negative).
A sapling and a fully-grown oak tree do not compare.
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
to represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken
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
to be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier
to vie; to assume a likeness or equality
illustration by comparison; simile
to get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire
Etymology: [L. comparare to prepare, procure; com- + parare. See Prepare, Parade.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-pār′, v.t. to set things together, to ascertain how far they agree or disagree: to liken or represent as similar: (gram.) to inflect an adjective.—v.i. to hold comparison.—n. (obs.) comparison: similitude.—adj. Com′parable, that may be compared.—n. Com′parableness.—adv. Com′parably.—adj. Compar′ative, pertaining to comparison: estimated by comparing with something else: not positive or absolute: (gram.) expressing more.—adv. Compar′atively.—n. Compar′ison, the act of comparing: capacity of being compared: comparative estimate: a simile or figure by which two things are compared: (gram.) the inflection of an adjective.—Beyond compare, without any rival. [Fr.,—L. comparāre, to match, from com, together, parāre, to make or esteem equal—par, equal.]
kom-pār′, v.t. (Spens.) to get or provide. [L. comparāre—com, inten., parāre, to prepare.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'compare' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3991
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'compare' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3096
Rank popularity for the word 'compare' in Verbs Frequency: #174
The numerical value of compare in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of compare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
It's gonna feel like you had a professional baseball player hit you in the chest with a hammer, so it is going to hurt, there is a possibility that this could kill you, but it is very slight when you compare that to a bullet.
We need to ensure we are competitive in the future, that we can deliver products and services for our customers at the right price, if we compare how we manage the business with our peers, we're frankly too complex and overweight. This is a big deal.
I am really excited for (the fans) to see what a great show ‘Fuller House’ is all on its own and not compare it necessarily to the old show but to watch it for the new show it is and I think fans are going to love it.
There could be big layoffs, i think it's more appropriate to compare the current impact to the global crisis, instead of that of SARS.
She told me she missed me and that she loves me. I told her I love her back, it was 1,000 times better seeing her in person than talking to her on the phone. You can't compare it. It was awesome.
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Translations for compare
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- параўно́ўваць, параўна́цьBelarusian
- сравня́, спрягам, сравня́вам, сравнявам сеBulgarian
- stupňovat, porovnat, být, srovnatelný, porovnávat, srovnávat, srovnatCzech
- stemme overens, bøje, sammenligneDanish
- vergleichen, übereinstimmen, steigernGerman
- مقایسه کردنPersian
- verrata, vertaillaFinnish
- coimeas, dèan coimeas airScottish Gaelic
- 比較, 比べるJapanese
- 비유하다, 비교하다Korean
- споредува, спо́реди, сра́внува, споре́дуваMacedonian
- overeenstemmen, vergelijkenDutch
- porównać, stopniować, porównywaćPolish
- сра́вниваться, сра́внивать, сравни́ться, сравни́тьRussian
- поредити, uporediti, упоредити, poreditiSerbo-Croatian
- porovnávať, porovnaťSlovak
- primerjati, primeritiSlovene
- jämföra, kompareraSwedish
- муқиёс кардан, муқоиса карданTajik
- порівня́ти, порі́внюватиUkrainian
- so sánhVietnamese
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