An example of compare is noticing how much two sisters look alike.
Is it right to compare the human brain to a computer?
We compared the two products for quality and cost. The article compares the recent recession with the one in the early 1990s.
Two concert halls that just do not compare.
Compare their voting records.
A musician beyond compare.
To compare life to a river.
How does my car compare with his?
We compare good as good, better, best.
A sapling and a fully-grown oak tree do not compare.
Astronomers have compared comets to dirty snowballs.
- To exchange ideas, views, or opinions.
- without equal; incomparably good, bad, great, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of compare
- Middle English comparen from Old French comparer from Latin comparāre from compār equal com- com- pār equal perə-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition