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com·pa·ra·ble

 (kŏm′pər-ə-bəl, -prə-bəl)
adj.
1. Admitting of comparison with another or others: "The satellite revolution is comparable to Gutenberg's invention of movable type" (Irvin Molotsky).
2. Similar or equivalent: pianists of comparable ability.

com′pa·ra·bil′i·ty, com′pa·ra·ble·ness n.
com′pa·ra·bly adv.
Usage Note: Usually when the suffix -able is attached to a word, the stress pattern of the original word remains the same. For example, when -able is added to manage, the stress remains on the first syllable. Compare, which is stressed on the second syllable, is a prominent exception to this pattern. Comparable is traditionally pronounced with stress on the first syllable. In our 2002 survey, 70 percent of the Usage Panel found the pronunciation in which the second syllable is stressed (kəm-pâr′ə-bəl) to be unacceptable. This pronunciation is very common, however, and would seem likely to become more acceptable because so many other words are stressed in this pattern.

comparable

(ˈkɒmpərəbəl)
adj
1. worthy of comparison
2. able to be compared (with)
ˌcomparaˈbility, ˈcomparableness n
ˈcomparably adv

com•pa•ra•ble

(ˈkɒm pər ə bəl or, sometimes, kəmˈpɛər-)

adj.
1. capable of being compared; permitting comparison: to consider the Roman and British empires comparable.
2. worthy of comparison: shops comparable to those on Fifth Avenue.
3. usable for comparison; similar: no comparable data on Russian farming.
[1375–1425; < Latin]
com`pa•ra•bil′i•ty, com′pa•ra•ble•ness, n.
com′pa•ra•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.comparable - able to be compared or worthy of comparison
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
parallel - being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"
incomparable, uncomparable - such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"
2.comparable - conforming in every respect; "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year"
same - closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year"

comparable

adjective
1. equal, equivalent, on a par, tantamount, a match for, proportionate, commensurate, as good as, in a class with They should be paid the same wages for work of comparable value. Farmers were meant to get an income comparable with that of townspeople.
equal different, unequal, dissimilar, incomparable, incommensurable
2. similar, related, alike, corresponding, akin, analogous, of a piece, cognate, cut from the same cloth The scoring systems used in the two studies are not directly comparable.

comparable

adjective
Possessing the same or almost the same characteristics:
Translations
مُتَشَابِهمُساوٍ، مُشابِه
srovnatelný
sammenligneligtilsvarende
vergleichbarkomparabelsteigerbar
vastaava
usporediv
összehasonlítható
sambærilegur
匹敵する
비교되는
porovnateľný
jämförbar
ที่สามารถเปรียบเทียบได้
karşılaştırılabilirkıyaslanabilirbenzer
tương đương

comparable

[ˈkɒmpərəbl] ADJcomparable
comparable to or withcomparable a or con
a comparable caseun caso análogo
they are not comparableno se los puede comparar

comparable

[ˈkɒmpərəbəl] adjcomparable
comparable to → comparable à

comparable

adjvergleichbar (with, to mit)

comparable

[ˈkɒmprəbl] adjsimile
comparable to or with → paragonabile a

compare

(kəmˈpeə) verb
1. to put (things etc) side by side in order to see to what extent they are the same or different. If you compare his work with hers you will find hers more accurate; This is a good essay compared with your last one.
2. to describe as being similar to. She compared him to a monkey.
3. to be near in standard or quality. He just can't compare with Mozart.
comparable (ˈkompərəbl) adjective
of the same kind, on the same scale etc. The houses were not at all comparable in size.
comparative (kəmˈpӕrətiv) adjective
1. judged by comparing with something else. the comparative quiet of the suburbs.
2. (of an adjective or adverb used in comparisons) between positive and superlative, as the following underlined words. a bigger book; a better man; Blacker is a comparative adjective; (also noun) What is the comparative of `bad'?
comˈparatively adverb
This house was comparatively cheap.
comparison (kəmˈpӕrisn) noun
(an act of) comparing. There's no comparison between Beethoven and pop music; Living here is cheap in comparison with London.

compare with is used to bring out similarities and differences between two things of the same type: He compared his pen with mine and decided mine was better .
compare to is used when pointing out a similarity between two different things: Stars are often compared to diamonds .

comparable

مُتَشَابِه srovnatelný sammenlignelig vergleichbar συγκρίσιμος comparable vastaava comparable usporediv paragonabile 匹敵する 비교되는 vergelijkbaar sammenliknbar porównywalny comparável сравнимый jämförbar ที่สามารถเปรียบเทียบได้ kıyaslanabilir tương đương 可比较的
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But even granting the charge in question to be true; what disordered slippery decks of a whale-ship are comparable to the unspeakable carrion of those battle-fields from which so many soldiers return to drink in all ladies' plaudits?
There are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children comparable with those of thirty years ago.
The brigadier-general was free to mentally confess that, of all the eccentric persons he had ever met, none was comparable to this product of the exact sciences.
My father Ctesius son of Ormenus, a man comparable to the gods, reigned over both.
He thought her prettiness comparable to the loveliest things in confectionery; he judged her to be of submissive temper--likely to wait upon him as well as if she had been a negress, and to be silently terrified when his liver made him irritable; and he considered the Palfrey family quite the best in the parish, possessing marriageable daughters.
I care neither for you nor for your anger; and thus will I do: since Phoebus Apollo is taking Chryseis from me, I shall send her with my ship and my followers, but I shall come to your tent and take your own prize Briseis, that you may learn how much stronger I am than you are, and that another may fear to set himself up as equal or comparable with me.
Upon my doing so there followed a moment of suspense only comparable to that which Madame Blanchard must have experienced when, in Paris, she was descending earthwards from a balloon.
But it would be as cautious and as shifty; the conviction of its probable, in fact its already quite sensible, quite audible evasion of pursuit grew for him from night to night, laying on him finally a rigour to which nothing in his life had been comparable.
The poet, that beautified the sect, that was otherwise inferior to the rest, saith yet excellently well: It is a pleasure, to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure, to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth
I have compared the silver coin to the Koh-i-noor, and in one sense it was even conventionally comparable, since by a historical accident it was at one time almost counted among the Crown jewels, or at least the Crown relics, until one of the royal princes publicly restored it to the shrine to which it was supposed to belong.
Mattie Silver had lived under his roof for a year, and from early morning till they met at supper he had frequent chances of seeing her; but no moments in her company were comparable to those when, her arm in his, and her light step flying to keep time with his long stride, they walked back through the night to the farm.
Saint-Roch has a door which, for magnificence, is comparable only to that of Saint-Thomas d'Aquin.