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part of speech: verb
inflections: compares, comparing, compared
definition 1: to note or describe the similarities or differences of.
The teacher compared the climate in the U.S. with the climate in Mexico.
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definition 2: to bring together for the purpose of discovering similarities and differences.
I compared the two brands of soup and decided this one tastes better.
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measure, oppose, relate
definition 3: to speak of (one thing) as similar to another.
His mother often compares his bedroom to a pigsty.
definition 4: to be considered similar.
Even a great painting cannot compare with the beauty of the sunset.
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approximate, correspond, match
derivation: comparer (n.)
compare to or compare with?
Compare to is used to show that something is like another thing. Compare with is used when you look at two things to find out whether they are the same or different.
  • She compared her boyfriend to a movie star.
  • She compared her old car with her new car.
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com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
par1 Latin root that means equal
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