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v. -pared, -par•ing,
When you compare things, you consider how they are different and how they are similar.
When compare has this meaning, you can use either with or to after it. For example, you can say 'It's interesting to compare this product with the old one' or 'It's interesting to compare this product to the old one'.
If one thing is compared to or can be compared to another thing, people say they are similar.
When you use compare like this, you must use to after it. Don't use 'with'.
Past participle: compared
|Noun||1.||compare - qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"|
|Verb||1.||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"|
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
collate - compare critically; of texts
compare - be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
|2.||compare - be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"|
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"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
go - be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
|3.||compare - 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"|
|4.||compare - to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb|
inflect - change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
to compare sth/sb with or to sth/sb → comparar algo/a algn con or a algo/algn
Oxford is small compared with London → Oxford es pequeño en comparación a or comparado con Londres
as compared with → comparado con
to compare notes with sb → cambiar impresiones con algn
it doesn't compare with yours → no se lo puede comparar al tuyo, no tiene comparación con el tuyo
how do they compare ? → ¿cuáles son sus cualidades respectivas?
how do they compare for speed? → ¿cuál tiene mayor velocidad?
how do the prices compare? → ¿qué tal son los precios en comparación?
it compares favourably with the other → no pierde por comparación con el otro, supera al otro
it compares poorly with the other → es inferior al otro
to compare sth/sb with sth/sb, to compare sth/sb to sth/sb → comparer qch/qn avec qch/qn
People always compare him with his brother → On le compare toujours à son frère.
compared with, compared to → par rapport à, en comparaison de
Oxford is small compared with London → Oxford est une petite ville par rapport à Londres., Oxford est une petite ville en comparaison de Londres.
How do these two hotels compare? → En quoi est-ce que ces deux hôtels se distinguent l'un par rapport à l'autre?
How do the prices compare? → En quoi les prix se distinguent-ils?
to compare with sth/sb → soutenir la comparaison avec qch/qn
to compare favourably → soutenir la comparaison
to compare favourably with, to compare well with → soutenir la comparaison avec
to compare unfavourably with → ne pas soutenir la comparaison avec
compared with or to → a paragone di, rispetto a
to compare notes with sb (fig) → scambiare le proprie impressioni con qn
how do they compare for speed? → che velocità fanno rispettivamente?
how do the prices compare? → che differenza di prezzo c'è?
it doesn't compare with yours → non è paragonabile al tuo
compare to is used when pointing out a similarity between two different things: Stars are often compared to diamonds .