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Definitions of compare

  1. qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To vie; to assume a likeness or equality. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Comparison. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Illustration by comparison; simile. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To measure, as one thing by another; to examine in order to discover likeness and unlikeness; in grammar, to name over in order, as, much, more, most, the degrees in the inflection of adjectives and adverbs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To be like or equal; to be worthy of, or suitable for, comparison. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To set things together, to ascertain how far they agree or disagree: to liken or represent as similar: (gram.) to inflect an adjective. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To hold comparison. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To be like or equal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To examine with reference to likeness or unlikeness; to liken. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To examine as to similarity or dissimilarity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To liken. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Comparison; similitude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To set things together and examine their relations as regards likeness or unlikeness; to liken; to represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to inflect an adjective in the degrees of comparison. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To hold comparison; to be like or equal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To set or bring things together in order to ascertain wherein they agree and wherein they differ-the objects to be compared may be thought of or be actually present; to liken; to refer to as similar for the purpose of illustration; to inflect an adjective. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. 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 as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful. dictgcide_fs
  27. kom-p[=a]r', 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. compar[=a]re, to match, from com, together, par[=a]re, to make or esteem equal--par, equal.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. kom-p[=a]r', v.t. (Spens.) to get or provide. [L. compar[=a]re--com, inten., par[=a]re, to prepare.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Liken, pronounce similar, (to), esp. with negative, as not to be compared to; estimate the similarity of (one thing with, to, another; two things together); observe the similarity or relation between (passages of book &c.; abbr. cp.); c. notes, exchange views; (Gram.) form comparative& superlative degrees of (adjective, adverb); (intr.) bear comparison, as no lady can c. with Sally. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. Comparison, as beyond, without, past, c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Comparative estimate, comparison ; simile, similitude. Complete Dictionary

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