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Compare 1Definition: To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more
things, for the purpose of discovering their
differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.
Compare 2Definition: To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.
Compare 3Definition: 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.
Compare 4Definition: To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his
Compare 5Definition: To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.
Compare 6Definition: Comparison.
Compare 7Definition: Illustration by comparison; simile.
Compare 8Definition: To get; to procure; to obtain; to
compare 9Definition: 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"
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
be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"