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Compare (IPA: /kəmˈpɛɹ/)


Compare (v. t.)

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.

Compare (v. t.)

To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.

Compare (v. t.)

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 "LFT - er RHT" and "LFT -est RHT" to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing "LFT more RHT" and "LFT most RHT", or "LFT less RHT" and "LFT least RHT", to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.

Compare (v. i.)

To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.

Compare (v. i.)

To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.

Compare (n.)

Comparison.

Compare (n.)

Illustration by comparison; simile.

Compare (v. t.)

To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire