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verb (compar, ing)
  1. (transitive) To assess the similarities (between two things "to compare X and Y" or between one thing and another "to compare X with Y". Having made the comparison with X, one might have found it similar to X or different from X.
Astronomers have compared comets to dirty snowballs
Compare the tiger's coloration with that of the zebra
You can't compare my problems and yours
  1. (transitive)(grammar) To form the three degrees of comparison of (an adjective).
We compare good as good, better, best
  1. (intransitive) To be similar (often used in the negative)
A sapling and a fully-grown oak tree do not compare

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