HyperDic: compare

English > 5 senses of the word compare:
VERBcognitioncompareexamine and note the similarities or differences of
stativecomparebe comparable / comparable
cognitioncompare, liken, equateconsider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
communicationcompareto form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb
NOUNattributecompare, comparison, equivalence, comparabilityqualities that are comparable / comparable
compare > pronunciation
Soundskahmpeh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > compare: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningQualities that are comparable / comparable.
Example "beyond compare"
Synonymscomparison, equivalence, comparability
Broaderlikeness, alikeness, similitudesimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
Spanishcomparabilidad, comparación, cotejo
Catalancomparabilitat, comparació, comparança, cotejament
Verbscompareexamine and note the similarities or differences of
compareconsider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
comparebe comparable / comparable
English > compare: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningExamine and note the similarities or differences of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "John compared his haircut to his friend's"
  • "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"
Entailed bycategorize, categoriseplace into or assign to a category / category
choose, prefer, optselect as an alternative over another
classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separateArrange or order by classes or categories / categories
distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
Narroweranalogize, analogisemake an analogy / analogy
collatecompare critically
Broaderanalyze, analyse, study, examine, canvassConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
Similar tocompareBe comparable / comparable
Spanishcomparar, cotejar
Catalancomparar
Adjectivescomparativeestimated by comparison
Nounscomparequalities that are comparable / comparable
comparison, comparingthe act of examining resemblances
comparisonrelation based on similarities and differences
English > compare: 5 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe comparable / comparable.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
NarrowergoBe ranked or compare
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar tocompareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
Spanishcomparar
Catalancomparar, poder-se comparar
Nounscomparequalities that are comparable / comparable
English > compare: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningConsider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"
Synonymsliken, equate
Broaderstudy, considerGive careful consideration to
Spanishcomparar, equiparar
Catalancomparar, equiparar
Adjectivescomparativeestimated by comparison
comparativerelating to or based on or involving comparison
Nounscomparingthe act of examining resemblances
comparison, comparequalities that are comparable / comparable
English > compare: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningTo form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderinflectchange the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language

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