|1.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||analyze collate analogize comparison|
|2.||[ verb ] be comparable|
"This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
|Related terms:||be go comparison|
|3.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||study comparison peer comparison|
|4.||[ verb ] (grammar) to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb|
|5.||[ noun ] qualities that are comparable|
|Synonyms:||equivalence comparability comparison|
"no comparison between the two books" "beyond compare"