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Definition 1: qualities that are comparable - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where compare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no comparison between the two books
  • beyond compare

Synonyms for compare in the sense of this definition

(compare is a kind of ...) similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

"man created God in his own likeness"

Definition 2: examine and note the similarities or differences of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where compare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John compared his haircut to his friend's
  • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

(compare is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of compare ) make an analogy

(... is a kind of compare ) compare critically; of texts

(compare has a similar meaning as ...) be comparable

"This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"

Definition 3: consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous - [verb of cognition]

Samples where compare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
  • You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed

Synonyms for compare in the sense of this definition

(compare is a kind of ...) give careful consideration to

"consider the possibility of moving"

Definition 4: to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb - [verb of communication]

(compare is a kind of ...) change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language

Definition 5: be comparable - [verb of stative]

Samples where compare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes

(compare is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of compare ) be ranked or compare

"This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"

(compare has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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